Around Caroline

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Nestled in the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, Caroline is a true community and always has been. In 1795, the first two families came with horses and settled in permanently. The founding mother, Widow Earsley, and her children returned to the cabin that she and her oldest son had built the previous autumn, and Captain Rich and his family began work on their own abode. From these first families to those who followed, pulling together to make circumstances better for everyone has been an important facet of life in Caroline. Residents clustered in several hamlets, including Slaterville Springs, Speedsville, Caroline, and Motts Corners (now Brooktondale), and carved farms out of the wilderness between them. They built houses, churches, and businesses. Recreation included picnics, band concerts, baseball, the Grange, parades, and youth groups.
ISBN: 9781467115797
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 209
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Patricia A. Brhel was a Caroline resident for 17 years. During that time, she enjoyed many volunteer commitments. As the deputy historian, she worked closely with Caroline town historian Barbara Kone and several amateur historians, including Ted Sobel, Molly Adams, and Art Volbrech. Most of the photographs in this book appear courtesy of the Caroline Town History Room.