When Town of Evans Historian Cheryl Delano was given the opportunity to put together a book based on her hometown it was a dream come true.
Delano has been the Town of Evans historian since 1991. She also serves as the secretary of the Town of Evans Historical Society. Delano’s ancestors purchased land in the area in which she still lives. She is a graduate and retired teacher of the Lake Shore School District.
The Town of Evans officially became a town in 1821. Some of the first settlers came prior to the War of 1812. The Village of Angola was developed later with the establishment of the railroad. The photos range anywhere from 1870 to the present day.
“It was about six months of collecting photographs and the most difficult part was the organization, just trying to figure out how to put it together,” said Delano.
The new book becomes part of the popular series that celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cites across the country.
There will be a book signing at Borders located at 3480 Amelia Dr. in Orchard Park on Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m.