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The history of a town is found in the faces of its people and the places familiar to them. It is the story of the families that lived, worked, and played together over the years. With Lewisboro, the reader is invited to take a fascinating step back in time to view the history of this Westchester County town as it unfolds. The town is divided into six hamlets that are each proud of their unique heritage: Vista, Lewisboro, South Salem, Waccabuc, Cross River, and Goldens Bridge. Primarily a rural farm community in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the introduction of the New York City Reservoir System and improved highways changed Lewisboro in many ways. Its lakes became lake communities offering affordable vacation homes; its farms became neighborhoods; and the railroad made commuting a way of life. Slowly the town grew.
ISBN: 9780738564401
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
With Lewisboro, Maureen Koehl offers a photographic montage of the town from the 1880s to the 1950s, with a glimpse into later events. The photographs are from the family albums of more than twenty-five founding families and longtime residents, as well as from the files of the town historian, and most have never been published. Lewisboro offers a rare and intriguing opportunity for residents and visitors alike to see what the images of the town's past reveal.
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