Webster (Images of America)

By: Barton, Lynn M.; Sassone, Joan E.; Grenier, Mary Hasek

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First edition - a paperback original. 2010 Trade Paperback. 127, [1] pp. 9 1/8 x 6 1/2. The town of Webster, New York, is framed with a rugged, natural beauty that sets it apart from other local communities, and there is a spirit of independent thinking here that is valued. In 1840, the newly incorporated town was named after Daniel Webster, the outspoken statesmen, who had never actually set foot in the town. Favorable soil conditions and climate tempered by Lake Ontario contributed to Webster's growth as a prosperous agricultural center for growing fruit. The production of dried apples, baskets, and food processing were all early industries. From the earliest days of Webster to the mid-20th century, this book highlights pioneer settlers such as the Constant Holt family who came in an oxcart from New England; recalls happenings such as train wrecks, fires, horse races, baseball teams, and children's flower parades through the village; and celebrates the social heritage and spirit of the town whose motto is 'Where Life is Worth Living.' The authors are all longtime Webster residents who are active in town and village preservation, the Webster Museum and Historical Society, and the Landmark Society of Western New York. Lynn M. Barton is the Webster town historian, and her family has lived in Webster for generations. Joan E. Sassone has had a career in television production, and her restored home is on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Mary Hasek Grenier is a career history and social studies educator and a graduate of the University of Rochester. The Images of America series celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns, and cities across the country. Using archival photographs, each title presents the distinctive stories from the past that shape the character of the community today. Arcadia is proud to play a part in the preservation of local heritage, making history available to us all.

Title: Webster (Images of America)

Author: Barton, Lynn M.; Sassone, Joan E.; Grenier, Mary Hasek

Categories: 19th Century, New York, Americana,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2010

ISBN Number: 0738572543

ISBN Number 13: 9780738572543

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2293691