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In 2013, the village of Frankfort celebrated the 150th anniversary of its 1863 incorporation. It was a prime opportunity to recognize the historical heritage of the village and the surrounding township of Frankfort, incorporated in 1796. Many of the original hamlets, such as West Frankfort, Frankfort Center, and Frankfort Hill, still exist. Thanks to its advantageous location astride the Erie Canal-West Shore Railroad corridor, the village attracted a wide variety of industry. The railroad established a major repair-and-renovation facility, which later became home to manufacturing companies producing machine tools, agricultural implements, and highway equipment used throughout the nation. The world's first continuous match-making machine was invented here, and the famous aeronauts Carl and Carlotta Myers drew national attention with their involvement in a new national passion: hot-air ballooning.
ISBN: 9781467120555
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 213
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Susan R. Perkins and Caryl A. Hopson are the executive director and administrative assistant, respectively, of the Herkimer County Historical Society. In creating Frankfort, they have selected some of the best images from the society's photographic collection as well as from the collections of community members.