Tri Valley: Cobleskill To Colliersville

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Tales of early railroads, like veins of historical gold, sparkle with rich nuggets of the nation's past, as well as enchanting images of small-town life. This is the story of one such vein: the Delaware & Hudson Railroad in the Tri Valley area of New York, along the path of old Route 7 and the Schohanna Trail. The stories of communities that grew up along the railroad—Oneonta, Colliersville, Maryland, Schenevus, Decatur, Worcester, East Worcester, Richmondville, Cobleskill, and Central Bridge—reveal historical treasures long buried in the archives of rural valleys and bustling towns. Pan for gold in the pictures of Tri Valley: Cobleskill to Colliersville and you will find nuggets such as these: the birthplace of the men who invented the fountain pen and the air brake; the sad legends of Manaho and Chief Schenevus; the clash between sentiment and commercialism, as a bank was built on the grave sites of Pres. James Garfield's ancestors; and the final resting place of Seth Flint, who was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's bugler in the Civil War and at Appomattox.
ISBN: 9780738509327
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 Marilyn E. Dufresne is vice president of the Worcester Historical Society, a member of the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, the town of Worcester historian, a past editor of the Tri Valley News, president of the Worcester Free Library Board of Trustees, and a twenty-five-year collector of local postcards. For Tri Valley: Cobleskill to Colliersville, she has selected more than two hundred vintage images and woven them into the fascinating story of the towns and the railroad of the Tri Valley area.
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