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The first settlers of the town of Verona arrived in 1791. More people came to the area with the establishment of the Erie Canal and other waterway improvements, and Verona grew quickly. Many early settlers were hardworking immigrants, including German farmers, Swiss cheese-makers, English entrepreneurs, and Irish workers who played an integral role in the construction and operation of the Erie Canal. As the nation prospered during the Industrial Revolution, so did Verona and its hamlets. The economic development in the town and along the canal included many mills, hotels, stores, and cheese and glass factories. By the early 1900s, vacationers came to Verona Hamlet for the healing waters of its natural mineral springs. Verona Beach, along the shore of Oneida Lake, also became a favorite destination.
ISBN: 9780738572369
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 203
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Town of Verona Historical Association is an active group that works to educate the public and preserve the history of the town. It provides informative programs on the second Sunday of each month, from September through June. The Town of Verona Historical Museum, located on Germany Road, has a large collection of artifacts and is open to the public every Thursday.
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