From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill

By: Merrill, Arch

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Jacket spine lightly toned, jacket edges lightly bumped. Light stain along spine base. 1969 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 212 pp. 8vo. A collection of Merrill's journalism relating to Western New York. 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. He was sometimes called The Poet Laureate of Upstate New York. He authored a number of books, most of which are collections of his articles. Possibly his most famous was the 1943 A River Ramble, which is an account of his walk of the entire length of the Genesee River, along with his notes on local history, folk tales, and people he met along the route. CONTENTS: A Many-Sided Land; Picturesque Place Names; Cobblestone Country; Sails in the Sunset; From Genesee to Tennessee; Call of the Thunder Water; Seward's Finest Hour; Sha-lot; Fiend of the Finger Lakes; First Woman Minister; On to Richmond!; A Spy in Their Midst; Churchill's Upstate Heritage; Links with the White House; John L. Sullivan vs John Barleycorn; Uncle Grover Stole the Show; The Man Who Stole a Train; Specks in the Sky; Scholarly Bandit; Pottsville on the Genesee; Hermit's Gold; Lost in a Salt Mine; The Linden Murders; The Last Sextuplet; Yellowstone Kelly. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS: Eight-Sided Cobblestone Blacksmith Shop; Cary Lattin Residence near Albion, Built 1844; Elisha Johnson, Pioneer Promoter; Johnson Canal Tunnel, Now Bat Cave; Midway at Charlotte's Amusement Park; Long Excursion Trains at Lakeside; John L. Sullivan, Who Trained at Belfast; Leonard and Clara Jerome, Churchill's Grandparents.

Title: From Pumpkin Hook to Dumpling Hill

Author: Merrill, Arch

Categories: American, Journalism, Americana, New York,

Publisher: Creek Books / Vail-Ballou Press, Inc.: 1969

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2298043

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