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For years Montgomery has maintained strong and tangible links to its past. Now, at the dawn of the new millennium, changes are afoot that will result in a tremendous transformation of our township and a quality of life that we have come to know and love. As farmland and historic sites give way to developments, this pictorial history preserves forever a portion of our proud and shining heritage so future generations can remember and learn of life as it once was in Montgomery. Montgomery, New York focuses on our agricultural roots, schools, churches, and how our forefathers survived in a time long forgotten. This collection presents the best of William and John Crabtree’s photographic legacy and highlights our surviving historic sites as well as those no longer in existence. Each section of this book includes rare photos dating from the 1870s to the present, all of which are accompanied by an insightful narrative that uncovers many little-known facts about the Town and its people.
About the Author
Author Robert L. Williams is Montgomery Town Historian, chairman of Delaware Water Gap’s Cultural and Historical Resources Committee, and founder of the Walpack Historical Society in Sussex County, New Jersey. His extensive research into Montgomery’s history is enhanced by his interest in architecture and the need to preserve endangered historic buildings. Montgomery, New York is a tribute to both the rich heritage of a fascinating town and the dedicated people who have made it what it is today. It is hoped that this collection will inspire its readers to protect and preserve the fragile and finite historical resources that survive.