From founding families in the early 1800s to contemporary conservationists in 2011, this volume celebrates a multitude of individuals who have impacted the Chautauqua Lake region. Before the armchair traveler journeys around the lake, a sampling of historians and photographers are honored for preserving its past. Subsequent chapters showcase the lakeside communities of Mayville, Dewittville, Point Chautauqua, Maple Springs, Bemus Point, Greenhurst, Fluvanna, Jamestown, Celoron, Lakewood, Ashville, Stow, and the Chautauqua Institution. Each presents several residents who aided its growth, made significant contributions, or simply remain of interest for their uniqueness.
About the Author
This is the fifth book about the Chautauqua Lake region written by Kathleen Crocker and Jane Currie for Arcadia Publishing. A retired English teacher, Crocker has lent her talents to the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle at the Chautauqua Institution, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, and the Robert H. Jackson Center. Currie, a professional photographer and photojournalist, takes great pride in Cadwell's Cheese House, her family's business in its 85th year of operation. For more than a decade, the partners have proudly researched their own roots in Chautauqua County and, via their writings and public speaking engagements, have crusaded for others to do the same.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preserving Our Past 11
Chapter 2 Mayville, the County Seat 21
Chapter 3 The Lake's Upper East Side 33
Chapter 4 Bemus Point 49
Chapter 5 The Lake's Lower East Side 61
Chapter 6 Jamestown 69
Chapter 7 The Lake's Lower West Side 95
Chapter 8 The Lake's Upper West Side 105
Chapter 9 The Chautauqua Institution 115