Evans and Angola

Evans and Angola

by Cheryl Delano


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Evans and Angola by Cheryl Delano

Incorporated in 1821, the area that is now the town of Evans saw its first permanent settlers just prior to the War of 1812. The village of Angola developed later with the establishment of the railroad, which also brought industry, most notably the internationally known Emblem Bicycle Company. Lake Erie also drew visitors and residents to the area. The miles of shoreline were home to summer camps for adults, as well as children, and the wealthiest families in the city of Buffalo built their summer homes there. Prominent among these estates was Graycliff, the summer home of Darwin Martin, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. William H. Carrier, known as the "Father of Air-Conditioning" and the town's most famous resident, was born and educated in Evans and graduated from Angola High School in 1894.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531641313
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Cheryl Delano has been the historian for the Town of Evans since 1991. She also serves as secretary of the Town of Evans Historical Society, whose archives provided most of the images in Evans and Angola. Strongly tied to the Evans community, her ancestors purchased the land on which she still lives, and she graduated from and taught in the local school system.

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