On the banks of the upper Hudson, where the river cuts through solid rock to create the palisades, is the Village of Corinth. The river and its falls drew the first settlers to the area in the late 1700's. A few years later they were harnessed to power a saw and grist mill. By the 1870's the Hudson River Pulp and Paper Company was creating paper from pulp and rags, a revolutionary production method. The mill was eventually purchased by International Paper Company, one of twenty brought together to form the paper industry giant. The mill, along with other businesses, made the area into a thriving community and in 1886 the Village of Corinth was founded. Over the years two fire companies (now combined into one), and a police department continues to safeguard the village. Several churches give a spiritual foundation to the community and the Corinth Central School provides an educational base for its youth. The foothills of the Adirondacks create a stunning backdrop to this village on the Hudson.