Batavia (Images of America Series)

Batavia (Images of America Series)

by Barbara Ann Toal

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Batavia (Images of America Series) by Barbara Ann Toal


Located midway between Buffalo and Rochester, Batavia was an important area hundreds of years before Columbus arrived in America. Two long Indian trails converged here at what is known as the Great Meeting Place: one leading from Lake Erie to the Hudson River and the other from Lake Erie to the Susquehanna River. With more than 200 stunning images, Batavia recounts the history of the area from the early settlement at the Great Bend of the Ton-ne-wan-ta to the vibrant city that Batavia is today. The book tells the story of the Holland Land Company and its connection to the American Revolution; the railroads and their importance to the industrial growth of the city; and the urban renewal of the later 1900s, as well as the more current architectural restoration projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738504674
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 08/28/2000
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,282,000
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Author Barbara Ann Toal, an employee of the City of Batavia, is affiliated with the Holland Land Office and the Genesee County History Department. She received many of the images and stories for Batavia from local citizens who generously opened their homes and collections to her, as well as from the Holland Land Office and the Genesee County History Department. Selecting the best photographs, postcards, and drawings, she blended them with detailed narrative to produce a work that is sure to fascinate and enlighten both young and old.

Table of Contents

Introduction7
1.Early Inhabitants, Early Development9
2.Establishing Community Living27
3.Business, Schools, and Transportation41
4.Sports and Other Events59
5.Urban Renewal81
6.Agriculture and Fresh Ideas89
7.Progress and Pride101
Acknowledgments128

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Batavia (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have ever lived in the small city of Batavia, New York, this book is for you. A pictorial history of the city takes the reader from the pioneer settlement of the early 1800s, through Batavia's railroad-spurred industrial growth, the dreadful 'urban removal' period, and on to the Batavia of today. The crisp photos are accompanied by concise, informative captions. Enjoy this slice of local history.