Around Binghamton

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The Greater Binghamton area's undulating history mirrors that of its terrain. The area has evolved from a transportation center to a hub of manufacturing and technology and, with the expansion of Binghamton University and SUNY Broome Community College, a growing center of erudition. First, canal boats and trains dominated the landscape, then, cigars were produced in abundance, followed by shoes, simulators, and computers. Now, with Binghamton University expanding into downtown, student housing, breweries, and eateries fill Binghamton's streets. The area has earned the monikers "Parlor City," "Carousel Capital of the World," "Sports Mecca," and the "City of Festivals." Binghamton's cultural legacy is rich; besides being the home of professional baseball, bicycling, golf, hockey, running, and tennis, Binghamton's annual celebrations have included Mural Fest, July Fest, Spiedie Fest, and Luma Fest.
ISBN: 9781467124454
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 163
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jim Maggiore is a writer and photographer from Binghamton. Around Binghamton is a follow-up to his first Arcadia Publishing title, Golf in Broome County. Maggiore is a member of the Broome County Historical Society as well as the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier. Focusing on the area's history since 1950, Maggiore depicts Binghamton through a cultural lens using photographs and ephemera compiled from his personal collection and several other public and private collections.
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