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LeRoy is best known as the "Birthplace of Jell-O," but few people know that in 1929 it had one of the finest private airports in the United States and was home to Amelia Earhart's airplane, the Friendship. In the 19th century, LeRoy was known for Igham University, one of the first colleges for women and the first to grant a four-year degree. First settled in 1797, LeRoy has produced patent medicines, salt, limestone, dynamite, plows, agricultural commodities, stoves, organs, insulators, and a myriad of other products. Located on the eastern edge of Genesee County and 30 miles southwest of Rochester, LeRoy originally depended on water power from the Oatka Creek and was soon serviced by several railroads. It was also a station on the Underground Railroad.
ISBN: 9780738572994
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Lynne J. Belluscio is the author of over 1,000 historical articles that have appeared in the weekly LeRoy Pennysaver. She has served as the director of the LeRoy Historical Society for over 20 years and has chosen over 200 images from the historical society's collection for LeRoy. The author's proceeds from book sales will be donated to the LeRoy Historical Society.
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