Hamburg, New York (Images of America Series) / Edition 1

Hamburg, New York (Images of America Series) / Edition 1

by John R. Edson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0738512729

ISBN-13: 9780738512723

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC


Hamburg has grown in all directions since its first settler,

John Cummings, came to Water Valley in 1806 and

built his mill on the banks of Eighteen Mile Creek. Hamburg's

early settlements frequently changed their names as they grew.

Jacob Wright's 1808 tavern at Abbott's Corners developed into

Armor, and the 1811 brick gristmill of the Smith brothers

Overview


Hamburg has grown in all directions since its first settler,

John Cummings, came to Water Valley in 1806 and

built his mill on the banks of Eighteen Mile Creek. Hamburg's

early settlements frequently changed their names as they grew.

Jacob Wright's 1808 tavern at Abbott's Corners developed into

Armor, and the 1811 brick gristmill of the Smith brothers became

known as Smithville and then White's Corners, before it grew into

Hamburg village. The train stop in northern Hamburg received its

name when postmaster Heman Blasdell hung a sign bearing his last

name on the hamlet's tiny railroad shanty.

Using more than 200 stunning photographs and postcards,

including many never published before, Hamburg records the

excitement of life in this community in days gone by. Rich with

images of Hamburg's golden years of growth and prosperity at the

beginning of the twentieth century, the book brings back some of the

town's lost architecture: the B.M. Fish Dry Goods Store, Biehler's

Tea Room, the Hamburg Academy, and Kopp's Opera House, where

large gatherings, such as the Hamburg Free Library Annual Ball, were

held. It shows the reported birth of the hamburger at the Erie County

Fair and revisits the lazy summer days at Woodlawn Beach. It even

captures a gang of pig rustlers who terrorized Blasdell in 1906.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738512723
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,313,055
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.39(d)

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