Canandaigua and Canandaigua Lake, New York (Postcard History Series)

Canandaigua and Canandaigua Lake, New York (Postcard History Series)

by Preston E. Pierce
     
 

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

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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.

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Title: History of Canandaigua and Canandaigua Lake Told Through Postcards

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 6/20/2011

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."

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at www.arcadiapublishing.com or

(888)-313-2665.

Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738574806
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/20/2011
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,081,674
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Preston E. Pierce is the Ontario County historian and the regional archivist for the Documentary Heritage Program at the Rochester Regional Library Council. Dr. Pierce also teaches history at Finger Lakes Community College.

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