Canastota and Chittenango: Two Historic Canal Towns

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Canastota and Chittenango share a growth spawned by the building of the Erie Canal, the longest continuous canal in the world. These two upstate New York communities also share much in addition to their canal related background, for both have a history of early settlement and townsfolk who were leaders in manufacturing, agriculture, industry, and state politics. Join author and historian Lionel D. Wyld in this exploration of the past through carefully preserved historic images. Canastota and Chittenango: Two Historic Canal Towns reveals the important link between these towns and a canal oncehailed as "the eighth wonder of the world." Both villages have canal related museums and parks today, in honor of the many ways in which the waterway influenced the communities. In a more popular realm, Chittenango boasts a unique annual Oz festival each May honoring native writer L. Frank Baum, authorof The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Canastota is home to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, founded in 1984.
ISBN: 9780738563923
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In this exquisite collection of images, view the people and places of Canastota and Chittenango and discover their shared history. The images are coupled with Lionel D. Wyld's thoroughly researched text to tell the stories of yesteryear and evoke the memories of an earlier era in our nation's history. This engaging tribute to Canastota and Chittenango is sure to be enjoyed by long-time residents of the communities as well as newcomers. It will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of the area to future generations.
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