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Evans and Angola, New York (Images of America Series)
     

Evans and Angola, New York (Images of America Series)

by Cheryl Delano
 

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Incorporated in 1821, the area that is now the town of Evans saw its first permanent settlers just prior to the War of 1812. The village of Angola developed later with the establishment of the railroad, which also brought industry, most notably the internationally known Emblem Bicycle Company. Lake Erie also drew visitors and residents to the area. The miles of

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Incorporated in 1821, the area that is now the town of Evans saw its first permanent settlers just prior to the War of 1812. The village of Angola developed later with the establishment of the railroad, which also brought industry, most notably the internationally known Emblem Bicycle Company. Lake Erie also drew visitors and residents to the area. The miles of shoreline were home to summer camps for adults, as well as children, and the wealthiest families in the city of Buffalo built their summer homes there. Prominent among these estates was Graycliff, the summer home of Darwin Martin, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. William H. Carrier, known as the “Father of Air-Conditioning” and the town’s most famous resident, was born and educated in Evans and graduated from Angola High School in 1894.

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Title: Evans, Angola area is now part of the ‘Images of America’ series

Author: Sarah Reynolds

Publisher: The Sun News

Date: 4/16/09

When Town of Evans Historian Cheryl Delano was given the opportunity to put together a book based on her hometown it was a dream come true.

Delano has been the Town of Evans historian since 1991. She also serves as the secretary of the Town of Evans Historical Society. Delano’s ancestors purchased land in the area in which she still lives. She is a graduate and retired teacher of the Lake Shore School District.

The Town of Evans officially became a town in 1821. Some of the first settlers came prior to the War of 1812. The Village of Angola was developed later with the establishment of the railroad. The photos range anywhere from 1870 to the present day.

“It was about six months of collecting photographs and the most difficult part was the organization, just trying to figure out how to put it together,” said Delano.

The new book becomes part of the popular series that celebrates the history of neighborhoods, towns and cites across the country.

There will be a book signing at Borders located at 3480 Amelia Dr. in Orchard Park on Saturday, April

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738563534
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/06/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,313,882
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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Cheryl Delano has been the historian for the Town of Evans since 1991. She also serves as secretary of the Town of Evans Historical Society, whose archives provided most of the images in Evans and Angola. Strongly tied to the Evans community, her ancestors purchased the land on which she still lives, and she graduated from and taught in the local school system.

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