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The town of Wheatland lies along the west bank of the Genesee River in the southwest corner of Monroe County. In 1786, the adventurous frontiersman Ebenezer "Indian" Allan built a log cabin near the river. The Allan family soon moved on, but the settlement of the entire area west of the Genesee River had begun. The name given to the town in 1821 recognized the successful wheat crops already yielded by its fertile soil. Oatka Creek, which winds its way across town to the river, once powered flour and plaster mills that made the villages and hamlets of Wheatland thriving communities. Today Wheatland remains a rural area known for its picturesque countryside and its recreational opportunities.
ISBN: 9780738563213
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Catherine Gilbert has served as a school and municipal librarian and currently oversees the Scottsville Free Library's local history collection. Barbara Chapman, a retired elementary school teacher, conducts school classes for the Wheatland Historical Association and serves as deputy to the town of Wheatland historian. Together they have collected the vintage photographs in Wheatland from the Wheatland Historical Association, the Scottsville Free Library, the town of Wheatland historian's office, and the personal collections of local residents.
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