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Salt Rivers of the Massachusetts Shore (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Howe, Henry; Allen, Hervey; Carmer, Carl

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rinehart & Company: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297180

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine in very good jacket. Small chip from top jacket corner, jacket lightly toned. 1951 Hard Cover. xiv, 370 pp. 8vo. Illustrated by John O'Hara Cosgrave II, two panel map precedes text. In the nearly thirty little rivers which indent the Massachusetts shore line from Dartmouth up to Cape Ann lies a force which shaped the history of the state itself and much of the history of our country. Negligible in size, none navigable for more than ten miles, these streams, with no power to lure westward as the big rivers did, demanded and made a way of life. The soil on their shores w... View more info

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The Caneadea Council House and Its Last Council Fire

By: Howland, Henry R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Letchworth State Park: 1953

Seller ID: 2267193

Condition: Near Fine


Spine very faintly toned, very faint spot on front wrapper. 1953 Stapled Binding. 40 pp. A description of the life of the Seneca Indians of the Genesee Valley and their Council House, or Long House, now preserved near Castile, New York in Letchworth State Park. View more info

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The Texas War of Independence, 1835-1836: From Outbreak to the Alamo to San Jacinto (Essential Histories)

By: Huffines, Alan C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 2297702

ISBN: 1841765228

Condition: Fair


Stain and water damage throughout. 2005 Trade Paperback. 95 pp. The Texas Revolution is remembered chiefly for the 13-day siege of the Alamo and its immortal heroes. This book describes the war and the preceding years that were marked by resentments and minor confrontations as the ambitions of Mexico's leaders clashed with the territorial determination of Texan settlers. When the war broke in October 1835, the invading Mexicans, under the leadership of the flamboyant President-General Santa Ana, fully expected to crush a ragged army of frontiersmen. Led by Sam Houston, the Texans rallied in de... View more info

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Greece (Images of America)

By: Husted, Shirley Cox

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277157

ISBN: 0738505293

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded. 2001 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Numerous historical photographs with information covering over 100 years of history. Greece, a community of nearly 100,000 people, lies on the south shore of Lake Ontario, opposite Toronto. It has a picturesque shoreline with a bay and more ponds than any other locality along the lake. In its early years, community life was centered around a harbor on the Genesee River at the village of Charlotte. From these simple beginnings, Greece eventually grew to become the largest township in Monroe County. Its growth was d... View more info

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Rochester Neighborhoods (Images of America)

By: Husted, Shirley Cox; Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Ruth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Arcadia: 2000

Seller ID: 2296778

ISBN: 0738504106

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Even in its early days, Rochester had multiple neighborhoods, small settlements with names such as Swillburg, Goat Hill and the Butter Bowl. Today, Rochester is a community of 128 neighborhoods, each happily pursuing a local identity while united together with justifiable pride in their role as New York State’s third largest city outside of the New York City metropolis. Located in the Genesee River Valley just below Lake Ontario, Rochester is on an old Indian trail that once brought Seneca families here to hunt and fish. The milling industry... View more info

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California: A Concise History, 1542-1939

By: Jackson, Hartley Everett

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1939

Seller ID: 1953805

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front flyleaf, front free endpaper loose but included. 1939 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. 81 pp. Spiral binding with wooden boards, brown stamped titles. A history of what is now the state of California, from the first European expedition by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in 1542 through 1939. Black & white photographs throughout text, including early images of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco - Oakland Bay Bridge (which opened in 1937 and 1936, respectively). Bibliography of Californiana and index follow text. View more info

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Notes on the State of Virginia (The Norton Library N647)

By: Jefferson, Thomas; Peden, William

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc.: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273480

ISBN: 0393006476

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine faded. 1972 Trade Paperback. xxv, [3], 315, [9] pp. Edited with a foreword and introduction by William Peden. From the front cover: [T]he only full-length book Jefferson published during his lifetime, recognized today as the best single statement of his principles. Jefferson's chronicle of the natural, social, and political history of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and a brilliant examination of the idea of freedom. View more info

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Extended Travels in Romantic America: Being a Nineteenth Century Journey through the Most Picturesque Portions of North America, Reconstructed from Accounts by European Visitors; the Whole Embellished with Watercolour Drawings and Engravings of the Period

By: Jobe, Joseph; Tubbs, D.B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Edita: 1966

Seller ID: 2288355

ISBN: 1122224893

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a near fine slipcase. 1966 Large Hardcover. 221 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase. Red boards with gilt decor. CONTENTS: Preface; Chapter the First: In which the Reader, after disembarking at Baltimore in the State of Maryland, sojourns in turn at Philadelphia, New York and Boston, pays a visit to the Springs of Saratoga and the Falls of Niagara and, after descending to Ohio River to Cincinnati, traverses the Allegheny Mountains to Reach Washington, Capital of the Union; Chapter the Second: In which, after leaving Washington D.C., the Reader journeys through the States of V... View more info

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Reisen in Canada und durch die Staaten von New-York und Pennsylvanien

By: Kohl, J.G. [Johann Georg]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: J.G. Cottascher: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289650

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. Some pages unopened. Moderately foxed throughout. 1856 Full-Leather. iv, 576 pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather, green leather spine label, gilt titles. German text (Fraktur script). Howes K-248. Sabin 38217. A German-language travelogue describing journeys in Canada, New York, and Pennsylvania in the early 19th century. Includes mentions of Albany, Vermont, Lake Champlain, Montreal, Quebec, Native Americans, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Toronto, New Jersey, etc. Precedes English translation by five years. View more info

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Vanishing Georgia

By: Konter, Sherry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Georgia Press: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2202735

ISBN: 0820324957

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Large Softcover. 223 pp. The absorbing vintage photographs brought together in Vanishing Georgia recall life in the state from halfway through the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth. Pictured here are both great events and commonplace occurrences: Atlanta in the wake of Sherman's march and a small town bedecked in flags on the Fourth of July; paddlewheelers loaded with barrels of turpentine and proud owners of new automobiles; a get-together with neighbors for a corn shucking and a crowd straining to hear the last words of a convicted man. Va... View more info

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Gold Ornaments from United States of Colombia (Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887)

By: Kunz, George F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Antiquarian: 1887

Seller ID: 2289504

Condition: Very Good


Two small chips to bottom edge of rear wrapper, one inch tear along top edge of front wrapper and spine, a few creases to wrappers. 1887 Stapled Binding. Reprint from American Antiquarian, September, 1887. This series of gold ornaments, kindly loaned me for description by Mr. S.L.M. Barlow and Mr. J.M. Munoz, were found on the banks of the Mingindo river, a tributary of the Artato, in the state of Cavca, United States of Colombia, South America. View more info

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Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal

By: Lake, Stuart N.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285905

Condition: Very Good


First edition, later state (Howes L-27): p. 25: 'senventy-five'; p. 54: 'belly'. Spine faded, ink name on front endpaper. 1931 Hard Cover. ix, [3], 392 pp. 8vo. The book credited with the elevation of Earp to his status as a hero of the American West, criticized by some for ignoring less glorious portions of Earp's life and career. View more info

Image for Wisconsin: Its Geography and Topography, History, Geology, and Mineralogy: together with Brief Sketches of Its Antiquities, Natural History, Soil, Productions, Population, and Government.

Wisconsin: Its Geography and Topography, History, Geology, and Mineralogy: together with Brief Sketches of Its Antiquities, Natural History, Soil, Productions, Population, and Government.

By: Lapham, I.A. [Increase Allen]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: I.A. Hopkins: 1846

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289647

Condition: Very Good


Second edition, greatly improved. Includes hand-colored fold-out map. Rebound with new end sheets. Some pages lightly foxed, minor mending tissue repair to binding edge of map. 1846 Hard Cover. viii, [9]-208 pp. 12mo. An updated edition of the 1844 work famous as the first bound book printed in Milwaukee. Howes L-97. Sabin 38979. View more info

Erie Canal: New York's Gift to the Nation, A Document-Based Teacher Resource

By: Larkin, F. Daniel; Daniels, Julie C.; West, Jean

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cobblestone Publishing Company / New York State Archives Partnership Trust: 2001

Seller ID: 2298725

ISBN: 081267555X

Condition: Very Good


Light general wear. 2001 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 303 pp. Addresses the expectations placed on educators regarding the use of document-based questions and brings together historical records from a cross section of organizations from around and outside New York State and enriches them with interpretive essays by expert historians and learning activities developed by master classroom teachers. View more info

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Fine as San Diego

By: Lawson, Greg

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oakana House: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260177

ISBN: 0976219700

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A few faint smudges to jacket. Front endpaper removed. 2006 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Called the Birthplace of California San Diego is steeped in several cultures, native and immigrant. Early twentieth century records paint the city as a quiet navy town, but with the passage of time sleepy San Diego woke up to become America's Finest City. This maturing has meant that many of the city's bedroom communities have matured into full-blown residential units in their own right, and many started bursting at their walls. Partially driven by this trend, protection for the natural history ... View more info

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Horses and Hounds of the Genesee

By: Lederer, Bertha; O'Dea, Joseph C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: State University College of Arts and Science: 1973

Seller ID: 2275132

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1973 Soft Cover. 80 pp. A collection of art featuring horses and hunting. Includes black-and-white illustrations.This small show of locally owned paintings and sculpture is an endeavor to make the horseman more conscious of art and the artist more conscious of the horse. The Genesee Valley Hunt was founded in 1876, apparently in a burst of enthusiasm for country sports resulting from a paper chase on the Big Tree Farm involving W. Austin Wadsworth, James W. Wadsworth (Senior), Arthur Post and George Williams. The Genesee Valley Breeders Association, Inc. was founded at Avon, New Y... View more info

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The Life and Military Services of Lieut.-General Winfield Scott, including His Brilliant Achievements in the War of 1812, in the Mexican War, and the Pending War for the Union.

By: Mansfield, Edward D.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: N.C. Miller / A.S. Barnes & Burr: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199454

Condition: Very Good


First edition. First few pages lightly stained along binding, local library marks on rear endpapers (otherwise no marks), photograph card laid in labeled 'Platt Carpenter' - probably B. Platt Carpenter, a lawyer born in New York who served in the state senate, lost the race for lieutenant-governor to Grover Cleveland, and was appointed by Chester A. Arthur to be governor of the Montana territory. 1861 Hard Cover. xii, 560 pp. 8vo. Original dark green stamped cloth, gilt titles & Union insignia, pink endpapers. Includes several engravings and maps of battles. A wealth of historical information ... View more info

Image for Capt. John Mason, the Founder of New Hampshire. Including His Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he was a Grantee; with Letters and Other Historical Documents. Together with a Memoir

Capt. John Mason, the Founder of New Hampshire. Including His Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he was a Grantee; with Letters and Other Historical Documents. Together with a Memoir

By: Mason, John; Tuttle, Charles Wesley; Dean, John Ward

Price: $200.00

Publisher: The Prince Society: 1887

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1981560

Condition: Fair


Limited edition. Wrappers split along backstrip with minor loss. Wrappers loose but included. Binding holding soundly, interior in excellent condition. 1887 Trade Paperback. xii, [2], 492 pp. Original wrappers. One of 250 copies printed by The Prince Society. Includes engraving of Mason's house, fold-out map of Newfoundland, fold-out image of the memorial tablet to Mason in Portsmouth, England, and facsimiles of three family signatures. Howes D-169. Mason was an English army major who emigrated in 1632 to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and was associated with the Connecticut colony, and fought ... View more info

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The Finger Lakes Revisited

By: McCarthy, John Francis; McCarthy, Linda Bishop; Tunny, Conrad T.; Fisher, Douglas A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Finger Lakes Photography: 1997

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2295675

ISBN: 0962371637

Condition: Near Fine


Signed and inscribed by John Francis McCarthy. Autographed copy sticker on front jacket panel, jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few creases. Ink gift note on half title page. 1997 Large Hardcover. vi, 94 pp. A comprehensive look at the Finger Lakes region of New York State; hidden places and roads, wineries, the Erie Canal and aerial shots of all 11 Finger Lakes. Follow-up ook to The Finger Lakes, published by Oxford Univ. Press, Toronto, 1984. Bestsellers! Over 40,000 sales. Color photographs with intro by Douglas A. Fisher. Explains how Finger Lakes were carved by glaciers. View more info

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New Jersey from Colony to State--1609-1789 (The New Jersey Historical Series, Volume 1)

By: McCormick, Richard P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297108

ISBN: 0813506433

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. 1964 Hard Cover. xv, 191 pp. Volume 1 in The New Jersey Historical Series. Despite obvious imperfections – slavery, a barbarous criminal code, limitations on the suffrage, monopolies in land – the society of colonial New Jersey probably offered as much to the common run of men as any in the world at the time. Freedom of religion, extensive participation in self-government, broad economic opportunity, the rudiments of education – very soon these came to be regarded as undeniable rights that must be safeguarded and extended at all cots. In this manne... View more info

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A Panoramic History of Rochester and Monroe County New York

By: McKelvey, Blake

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Windsor Publications, Inc.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294719

ISBN: 0897810031

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 1 inch closed tear on rear jacket edge, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1979 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 264 pp. Blake McElvey's Rochester: A Panoramic History tells the vital story of this city's past, present and its future prospects, starring the people who are its greatest resource. Stunning photographs and illustrations punctuate a story that has all the elements of a rousing tale: suspense, tragedy, comic relief, natural catastrophes and, finally, energetic and resilient people. Here are the industrial giants, as large as life: Hiram Sibley ... View more info

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Rochester on the Genesee: The Growth of a City

By: McKelvey, Blake

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Syracuse University Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294918

ISBN: 081560095X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine lightly toned, jacket edges rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink name on front free endpaper. 1973 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 292 pp. This is a narrative biography of the ten generations who inhabited and built what its now the third most populous city in New York State. It describes: 'how the pioneers finally settled on the Genesee falls as the proper site for a mill town; how the villagers there readjusted to the fact that it was becoming a city; how the Flour City gave way to the F... View more info

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In a Narrow Grave: Essays on Texas

By: McMurtry, Larry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1989

Seller ID: 2269109

ISBN: 0671681028

Condition: Very Good


Pages very faintly toned, minor general wear. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxiv, 177 pp. No one is neutral about Texas. It is too big to ignore and too boisterous to leave the rest of us alone. First published in 1968, In a Narrow Grave is the classic statement of what it means to come from Texas. In these essays, McMurtry's fine prose opens a window into the complex workings of America's largest state. As the author reveals: Before I was out of high school, I realized I was witnessing the dying of a way of life -- the rural, pastoral way of life. In the ... View more info

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The Diocese of Rochester, 1868-1968

By: McNamara, Robert F.; Sheen, Fulton J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Diocese of Rochester: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2294927

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author with inscription, For Grace Schoeneman. Who loves our local history. With the best wishes by Robert F. McNamara ___, June 16, 1983. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, 618 pp. A one hundred year history of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester. View more info

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The Diocese of Rochester 1868-1993

By: McNamara, Robert F.; Sheen, Fulton J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester: 1998

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2294928

ISBN: 0966861000

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Very minor general wear. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 683 pp. 8vo. Includes a new preface for the second edition and a foreword by Most Reverend Fulton J. Sheen, Ph.D., D.D. The Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over eight counties in west central New York. It is bounded on the north by Lake Ontario, on the east by the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, on the south by the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania and on the west by the Episcopal Dio... View more info

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A Sesqui-Centennial Souvenir Describing One Hundred and Fifty Years of Progress, with a Complete Story of the Sullivan Campaign of 1779 and a History of the Towns of the Finger Lakes Region Settled by Veterans of That Expedition

By: Melone, Harry R.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Harry R. Melone: 1929

Seller ID: 2274313

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on front endpaper. 1929 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 400 pp. Includes black-and-white illustrations. The 1779 Sullivan Expedition, also known as the Sullivan-Clinton Expedition, was an extended systematic military campaign during the American Revolutionary War against Loyalists (Tories) and the four Nations of the Haudenosaunee which had sided with the British. The campaign ordered and organized by George Washington[notes 1] and his staff was conducted chiefly in the lands of the Iroquois Confederacy (also known as the Longhouse Confederacy) taking th... View more info

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History of Central New York, Embracing Cayuga, Seneca, Wayne, Ontario, Tompkins, Cortland, Schuyler, Yates, Chemung, Steuben, and Tioga Counties, in Three Volumes, Illustrated

By: Melone, Harry R.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Historical Publishing Company: 1932

Seller ID: 2289617

Condition: Near Fine


Boards a bit rubbed. 1932 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. xxii, 33-1537, [3] pp. Paginated continuously. Green cloth, marbled edges and endpapers. Black-and-white photographs and portraits throughout. View more info

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Shadows on the Wall: Tales of York State

By: Merrill, Arch

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Book-Stratford Press: 1952

Seller ID: 2298046

Condition: Good


Jacket stained, jacket spine torn along entire length separating front jacket panel from the rear, two inch chip to jacket spine base. Stains along page edges. 1952 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 152 pp. A collection of regional history stories in New York State, featuring Niagara County's Sutherland Sisters, Rattlesnake Pete, Rulloff the 'Fiend of the Finger Lakes', Mormon exiles, a Civil War Rebel spy, William H. Seward, Winston Churchill, etc. View more info

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Our Goodly Heritage

By: Merrill, Arch

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Book / Stratford Press: 1968

Seller ID: 2203685

Condition: Very Good


Jacket lightly rubbed with minor loss from top corner. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. 8vo. A collection of writings about western New York's heritage. 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. View more info

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Our Goodly Heritage

By: Merrill, Arch

Price: $15.00

Publisher: American Book / Stratford Press: 1968

Seller ID: 2260482

Condition: Very Good


Very good in fair jacket. Jacket stained, ink name and address on front endpaper. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 216 pp. 8vo. A collection of writings about western New York's heritage. 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. View more info