Western New York and the Gilded Age

Western New York and the Gilded Age

by Julianna Fiddler Woite, Mary Beth Paulin Scumaci, Peter C. Scumaci
     
 

Born from the success of the Erie Canal, the communities of Western New York enjoyed a century of growth and prosperity during America's Gilded Age. Buffalo was one of the richest cities in America and dominated industry and politics, producing two presidents. Wealth and architectural opportunity enticed figures like Frank Lloyd Wright, while the events of the

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Born from the success of the Erie Canal, the communities of Western New York enjoyed a century of growth and prosperity during America's Gilded Age. Buffalo was one of the richest cities in America and dominated industry and politics, producing two presidents. Wealth and architectural opportunity enticed figures like Frank Lloyd Wright, while the events of the Pan-American Exposition and a presidential assassination and inauguration attracted the world's attention. Drawing on the natural resources of Niagara Falls and profiting from a friendly relationship with Canada, the people of Western New York enjoyed luxurious leisure time and documented their adventures in photo albums and postcards. It is these images and remembrances, beautifully reproduced in this book, that capture this charming time in Western New York's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596299825
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Series:
Vintage Images Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,475,133
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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