Medina, New York (Images of America Series)

Medina, New York (Images of America Series)

by Avis A. Townsend
     
 

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Medina traces the history of a community that came to life with the building of the Erie Canal. Located at a bend in the canal, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, Medina became a regular stop for barge traffic. The famous Medina culvert--the only tunnel road that goes under the canal--is here, as are the falls and Medina sandstone, quarried and used not only

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Medina traces the history of a community that came to life with the building of the Erie Canal. Located at a bend in the canal, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, Medina became a regular stop for barge traffic. The famous Medina culvert--the only tunnel road that goes under the canal--is here, as are the falls and Medina sandstone, quarried and used not only in local buildings but also across the state and even at Buckingham Palace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738539362
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/15/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
748,422
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author


For Medina, author Avis A. Townsend has combined early photographs and fascinating stories to recall all the charm that Medina had and still has today. Active in historical organizations, she has lived all her life in western New York and has written novels and books about the area, including three others in the Images of America series: Newfane and Olcott, Wilson, and Albion.

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