Title: History of Canandaigua and Canandaigua Lake Told Through Postcards
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History series is Canandaigua and Canandaigua Lake from local author Preston E. Pierce. The book boasts more than 200 vintage postcards and memories of days gone by.
Built on the site of a Seneca Iroquois village, Canandaigua was an important railroad junction and home port for several steamboats by the mid-19th century. After the Civil War, local industries included two brick works, the Lisk Manufacturing Company, several mills, and the regionally prominent McKechnie Brewery. The shire town of the original county of western New York, Canandaigua was the site of the Susan B. Anthony trial in 1873.
Today, the town is a center for business, government, health care, and education. Canandaigua is the home of Constellation Brands, founded as Canandaigua Wine Company; Finger Lakes Community College; Thompson Health System; the Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center; and Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park. It is also home to one of the largest Wegman's food markets and the New York Wine and Culinary Center.
Highlights of Canandaigua and Canandaigua Lake:
• Many of the buildings shown still stand in Canandaigua, and around the lake, are considered historic in the community.
• The book provides an in-depth look at the tourist industry as it was a century ago. That industry is now a major part of the local economy.
• Canandaigua has long been called "the gem of the Finger Lakes."
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