Around Oswego, New York (Images of America Series)

Around Oswego, New York (Images of America Series)

by Terrance M. Prior, Natalie J. Siembor
     
 

With Around Oswego, readers are invited to experience satisfying glimpses of over one hundred years of history and change. Active as a busy commercial port city in the 1880s, Oswego would redefine itself as a recreation and tourist destination by the 1980s. This evolution is witnessed through text and pictures, as factories, textile mills, lumber docks, coal

Overview


With Around Oswego, readers are invited to experience satisfying glimpses of over one hundred years of history and change. Active as a busy commercial port city in the 1880s, Oswego would redefine itself as a recreation and tourist destination by the 1980s. This evolution is witnessed through text and pictures, as factories, textile mills, lumber docks, coal trestles, and schooners were replaced with pleasure boats, marinas, hotels, restaurants, and parks. Familiar as well as rare and previously unpublished images document changes in the local landscape. Readers will meet some of Oswego’s citizens, from international industrialist Thomas Kingford and Medal of Honor recipient and reformer Dr. Mary E. Walker, to soldiers and factory workers. Celebrate the opening of a turn-of-the-century playground, watch a circus parade, and enjoy a quiet picnic scene on a since-vanished shore line. Discover the outside world’s interest in Oswego with photographs from United Nations Week in June 1943, and the World War II refugee center at Fort Ontario.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738539126
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,097,058
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Terrance M. Prior and Natalie J. Siembor have carefully selected these powerful images from the over 10,000 in the collection of the Oswego County Historical Society. With this book, they have created an important tool to help us connect our rich past with the fast-moving times of the present.

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