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Henrietta depicts the simpler times of a sleepy farming town in western New York State, known for its wonderful produce and staples. People knew each other by their first name and, in true neighborly spirit, pitched in to help with the plowing, harvesting, and barn raising. Henrietta stayed much the same until after World War II, when veterans returned looking for new housing, transportation improved, services expanded, business and commercial establishments opened, and suddenly it was a boomtown. The dust has not settled yet, but the community, although changed, still retains its small-town flavor.
ISBN: 9780738549378
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Town historian for over 15 years, Helen Vollmer Elam founded the Henrietta Historical Society and cofounded the Antoinette Brown Blackwell Society (in honor of the nation's first ordained woman minister). For over 20 years, she has served as chair of the Henrietta Historic Site Committee, which has produced 12 preservation districts, and has written a regular column in the Henrietta Post. For Henrietta, she has selected some 200 of the finest images that show the town from the mid-1800s to the early 1940s.
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