Best known today as the Home of Baseball, Cooperstown and the Otsego Lake area are rich in history and, unlike many places, much of this heritage remains intact. Thus, the Cooperstown area is said to offer us "a step back in time." You will not find any fast-food restaurants or chain stores here. A majority of the original buildings are still in use, serving as small shops, offices, banks, and other businesses. Each of the nearby villagesCherry Valley, Springfield, Milford, Hartwick, and Indexhas its own incredible architecture and its own story to tell. Otsego Lake is the famed Glimmerglass in the writings of Cooperstown's favorite son, James Fenimore Cooper. The area also boasts the Glimmerglass Opera, the Leatherstocking Golf Course, and historical museums, including the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
About the Author
Authors Brian and Becky Nielsen are members of the New York State Historical Association and of the Cooperstown business community. They have assembled some stunning images and have woven them together with lively narrative to tell the story of their home.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Acknowledgments||7|
|1.||Welcome to Cooperstown||9|
|2.||The Cooper Family's Influence||13|
|3.||The Peaceful Glimmerglass||23|
|6.||A Few of the Many Pleasures of Otsego Lake||51|
|7.||Business as Usual: The Businesses and Buildings of Cooperstown||61|
|8.||Could You Tell Me Where the Hall of Fame Is?||95|
|9.||Everybody Loves a Parade||101|
|10.||Treasures of the Surrounding Areas||109|