Remembering Panama: Glimpses of the Past

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First settled in 1824, the small community became a bustling stop for stagecoaches and freight wagons that carried people and goods from New England into the western territories. The village continued to grow throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as churches and fraternal organizations were established and businesses, schools and beautiful Greek Revival buildings were constructed. During the Civil War, Panama contributed brave men and women to the defense of the Union, while the village also faced devastating fires. Panama's quaint charm still draws visitors, along with Panama Rocks, a natural scenic wonder. From the days of one-room schoolhouses through the twentieth century, local authors Pamela A. Brown and Heather J. Schneider commemorate the village's 150th anniversary of incorporation (1861–2011) with this collection of accounts from Panama's past
ISBN: 9781609492502
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 68
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Heather (Reardon) Schneider is a third-generation Panamanian. She is a graduate of Panama Central School, and she received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in special education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She has been a teacher at Panama Central School for twenty-three years. She credits her lifelong interest in local history to her parents, Cliff and Rachel, her grandparents and her great uncle, Walt. She is a member of the Harmony Historical Society, as well as various living history groups. She, her husband, Bill, and children, Hannah and Tyce, live in Panama in an 1830s-era Greek Revival home
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