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Centrally located between Ithaca and Cortland, New York, Dryden was once part of the Iroquois hunting grounds and lands until General Sullivan led a campaign to rid the area of hostile Indians during the Revolutionary War. Settled in the spring of 1797 by Amos Sweet and named for playwright and poet John Dryden, the town has become a leader of agriculture and business, with experimental agriculture fields and state-of-the-art dairy farms located on large tracts of land throughout the Dryden township. Dryden is surrounded by hubs of higher education, innovative industry, and agriculture.
ISBN: 9781467129657
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 226
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Harry Lawrence DuBreuil Weldon is a long-standing devotee of history and the current town historian for municipal Dryden. He is also the current corresponding secretary and collection acquisitions and researcher for the Dryden Town Historical Society. Since 2001, he has been the columnist of Anecdotes and Brevities for the Finger Lakes Community Newspapers, a consortium of nine weekly newspapers headquartered in Ithaca, New York.
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