Northern Oswego County

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Nine Half-Shire townships along the lower eastern shore of Lake Ontario share a rich two-hundred-year history: Albion, Amboy, Boylston, Orwell, Parish, Redfield, Richland, Sandy Creek, and Williamstown. Northeastern Oswego County explores this region, following its journey from rugged pioneer settlement through forestry, agriculture, and brief industrialization into the twentieth century. Highlighted are well-known and lesser-known citizens, including steam wagon inventor Will Smart, the Castor sisters, artist Milton Avery, entrepreneurs John Ben Snow and Harry Moody, Case Wall builder Jerome Case, and Colonel Thomas Meacham, who produced the "great cheese" presented to President Andrew Jackson. Pictured are many fine examples of New England-style churches and rural American architecture, Salmon River's majestic falls, Albion's sand-covered Arabia district, Port Ontario's ill-fated river port, the dune-side cottages of Sandy Pond, and the sugar shacks on Tug Hill.
ISBN: 9780738513218
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
For Northeastern Oswego County, historians and members of the Half-Shire Historical Society chose the best images from town and local museum archives. Led by Charlene Cole, Sara Barclay, and Shawn Patrick Doyle, the group compiled the book to inspire residents with a newfound appreciation for their heritage and to share with visitors the region's intriguing past.
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