Owasco Lake

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On the eastern edge of the famed New York State Finger Lakes is Owasco Lake, a name believed to have been derived from Mohawk and Iroquois tribes, referring to "a crossing." Its rich history includes a Native American settlement, an early pioneer farming community, the site of a Victorian-era amusement park, important railroad lines and steamers, and elaborate summer homes, called "camps," owned by local wealthy industrialists. In Owasco Lake, the reader will explore the lake's bountiful and beautiful past, featured on postcards sent around the world.
ISBN: 9780738511313
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The father-and-son author team has roots on Owasco Lake stemming from a summer camp purchase in 1941 by high school history teacher Clarence L. Williams, still enjoyed by the family to this day. It is the fourth Arcadia book for Paul Williams. Auburn native Charles Williams has been collecting Owasco memorabilia since the 1950s, and the two have completed a postcard book on Skaneateles Lake.