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The County seat of Fulton County is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks and the highlands of the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York. Johnstown's founder, Sir William Johnson, built his baronial home here in 1762. Shortly after, he laid out a small settlement, which he named John's Town after his son John. Johnstown has evolved significantly since the late eighteenth century and has left in its historical path many unique features: the Battle of Johnstown, one of the last battles of the American Revolution, was fought here in 1781, and the famous suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton was born here. Johnstown is known for having the oldest existing courthouse in the state, which is one of the oldest in the nation that is still being used as a courthouse today. Johnstown has been home to renowned politicians, artists, entertainers, as well as a naval hero and congressman who became one of the first commanders of Old Iron Sides in Boston Harbor.
ISBN: 9780738501741
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lewis G. Decker has compiled over 200 intriguing photographs, coupled with informative text, to bring us a fascinating and educational book. The sketches and pictures in this visual history have come from the author's own collection, the Johnstown Historical Society Museum, the Johnstown City Hall Archives, and the Johnstown Public Library. Johnstown is a fascinating and insightful look into the past that will appeal to residents and visitors of all ages.
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