The Changing Years

By: Merrill, Arch

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Minor general wear to jacket. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 194 pp. 7 3/4 x 5 1/2. Black & white photographs. The Changing Years tells how the automobile and the good roads over the years shoved the steamboats from the lakes, silenced the thunder of the big interurbans and the whine of the city trolleys. It also depicts how the superhighways and the jet planes combine to curtail railroad passenger traffic to the vanishing point on many roads to write finis to the pleasant excursion era. CONTENTS: The Old Order Changeth; The Horseless Carriage; The Flying Machine; Steamboats on the Lake; Rolling Thunder; Excursion Days; Wheeling Along; The Silents; Inns and Drummers; Ice Harvest; Erie Canal Memories; The Old Neighborhood; Grand Old Towns; General Store; Salt Kingdom; Hops on the Hill; Days of Ore; Quarrying Era; Fish Story; Noble Experiment; A President is Slain; The Flood of '35; Murder Trial; Melodies and Memories; Once Upon a Time; Acknowledgments. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: Rochester's Main Street about 1905; He'd Have to Get Out and Get Under; Glenn Curtiss and 1910 Flying Machine; Manitou Trolley on Braddock Bay Trestle; Steamboat Conesus at Lakeville about 1914; Ice Harvest at Silver Lake; Erie Canal Weighlock at Rochester; Old Haymarket in Rochester. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Arch Merrill (August 5, 1894 - July 15, 1974) was a newspaper reporter for the Rochester, New York Democrat and Chronicle from 1923 to the late 1960s. He was a prolific writer, best known for his articles in the Sunday paper on history and folklore of the Genesee Valley and the Finger Lakes of upstate New York.