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Settlers made their way to Candor along an old Native American trail between the Susquehanna River in Owego and the mouth of Cayuga Lake in Ithaca in the early 1790s. Sawmills, gristmills, tanneries, farms, and small settlements soon sprang up. In the 1830s, the Ithaca and Owego Railroad, the second railroad chartered and one of the first to carry passengers in New York State, paved the way for progress in this rural community and allowed York buckwheat flower to be shipped throughout the state. Wand's glove factory shipped gloves around the world, and Barager's horse blanket factory boomed. The residents were industrious, religious, and valued a good education, building the many one-room schoolhouses that sprinkled the countryside. Candor explores the town's growth between the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century through unique photographs, providing a reminder of the people, places, businesses, and events that help define Candor today.
ISBN: 9780738563091
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Carol A. Henry is a local author and historian. She has culled the photographs for Candor from the town historians' collection, as well as the personal archives of local residents.
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