Brunswick explores the people and places of this upstate New York community from 1880 to 1970. Many of the images in this collection have never before been published and are representative of all aspects of life in Brunswick. Discover an earlier time in the community’s history, and its growth and endurance through the years. Author and town historian Sharon Martin Zankel has compiled more than six years of research into an informative and entertaining text that brings these images to life. A resident of Brunswick for over 27 years and past president of the Brunswick Historical Society, she brings her affection for her hometown and its residents to this unique tribute to its past. View the Cropseyville gristmill, which operated for over a century and a half under a succession of owners, and the Eagle Mills dam that was blown up after a dispute over ice-cutting rights.
Meet one of the many classes that attended the school named for President James Garfield, who taught in Brunswick in the mid-1800s. Brunswick’s first female town official, Pearl Woodin Potter, and John and Ruth Duncan, who owned the town’s longest operating eatery, are among the many residents whose stories are told in Brunswick. The town’s long history as a farming community is commemorated in this engaging collection.
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Join Sharon Martin Zankel and the Brunswick Historical Society in celebrating and preserving the memories of Brunswick, New York. This collection is sure to appeal to residents and visitors alike, as well as those who value and cherish the nostalgia of the American family album.