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Located midway between Buffalo and Rochester, Batavia was an important area hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in America. Two long Indian trails converged here at what is known as the Great Meeting Place: one leading from Lake Erie to the Hudson River and the other from Lake Erie to the Susquehanna River. With more than 200 stunning images, Batavia recounts the history of the area from the early settlement at the Great Bend of the Ton-ne-wan-ta to the vibrant city that Batavia is today. The book tells the story of the Holland Land Company and its connection to the American Revolution; the railroads and their importance to theindustrial growth of the city; and the urban renewal of the later 1900s, as well as the more current architectural restoration projects.
ISBN: 9780738504674
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 Barbara Ann Toal, an employee of the City of Batavia, is affiliated with the Holland Land Office and the Genesee County History Department. She received many of the images and stories for Batavia from local citizens who generously opened their homes and collections to her, as well as from the Holland Land Office and the Genesee County History Department. Selecting the best photographs, postcards, and drawings, she blended them with detailed narrative to produce a work that is sure to fascinate and enlighten both young and old.
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