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Nestled in the northwest corner of Wayne County, Ontario takes its name from the lake on its northern border. Through some 200 compelling photographs, Ontario traces the historical influences that helped shape this town from apples to atoms—from the distantglacial past, the land developers Phelps and Gorham, the Iroquois Nation, and the early settlers to the major industries of iron ore mining and nuclear power. It focuses on the people, places, businesses,industries, and agriculture that earned the town its motto: the Community of Good Neighbors.
ISBN: 9780738550343
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
JoAnn Meaker is the archivist and past president of the Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society, cochairman of the Ontario Bicentennial Committee, and five-year organizer of the annual Civil War Weekend. A local resident and educator, she is the author of the series of bicentennial articles that appear in the Wayne County Mail. For Ontario, she has selected superb photographs from the town historian's collection and the Ontario Historical and Landmark Preservation Society's archive, preserved at Heritage Square Museum.