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Lost Industries of Saratoga County
     

Lost Industries of Saratoga County

by Timothy Starr
 

The tourism trade has sustained itself in Saratoga County since the early 1800s, but this region also saw a vibrant industrial era that is often overlooked. At one time, this New York county hosted the nation's largest book paper mill, newsprint paper mill, tannery and paper bag manufacturer. In addition, it was home to such world-famous products as Button fire

Overview


The tourism trade has sustained itself in Saratoga County since the early 1800s, but this region also saw a vibrant industrial era that is often overlooked. At one time, this New York county hosted the nation's largest book paper mill, newsprint paper mill, tannery and paper bag manufacturer. In addition, it was home to such world-famous products as Button fire engines, Isaiah Blood hard edge tools, Eddy valves and various brands of mineral spring water. Timothy Starr provides the most complete history of the area's industrial age yet published. Discover the fascinating history of such little-known subjects as the Peebles Island bleachery, the mines of Greenfield, Edinburgh's woodenware factories and lumber drives on the Hudson River.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609490799
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
10/25/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,316,250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Timothy Starr received a bachelor of science degree in accounting and a bachelor of arts degree in history from Castleton State College. He also received a master's degree in business administration from Chadwick University. Soon after graduating college, he moved to the historic county of Saratoga. After noticing many ruins around the town of Milton, he began researching its history, particularly during the mid- to late 1800s. For most of his career, Mr. Starr has been involved in accounting and finance in the nonprofit industry and he volunteers as the treasurer of the Saratoga County Historical Society (Brookside) Board of Trustees. He lives in Rock City Falls with his family.

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