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Cortland
     

Cortland

by Mary Ann Kane
 

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When Cortland was incorporated as a village in 1853, its population was mainly transplanted New Englanders and Irish immigrants, and it encompassed territory 1 mile from east to west. By 1871, two rail lines crossed the village, and their cargos of coal encouraged the development of industries, particularly carriages and sleighs. The 1890s brought Cortland's first

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When Cortland was incorporated as a village in 1853, its population was mainly transplanted New Englanders and Irish immigrants, and it encompassed territory 1 mile from east to west. By 1871, two rail lines crossed the village, and their cargos of coal encouraged the development of industries, particularly carriages and sleighs. The 1890s brought Cortland's first urban renewal with industrialists replacing wooden mansions with ones of brick, stone, and Queen Anne designs. The 20th century opened with full employment in industries that not only served the country but also the world. This encouraged Italians, Ukrainians, and Lebanese to settle in Cortland and share their heritage. Photographs from the archives of the Cortland County Historical Society illustrate how life was lived in Cortland before the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439623794
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/12/2010
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
59 MB
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Meet the Author

Mary Ann Kane, a Cortland native, is the author of Cortland County. She retired in 2008 after a career as director of the Cortland County Historical Society. Named municipal historian of the city in l984, her immersion in local history has resulted in a long list of written articles and public speaking engagements.

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