Sidney, New York (Images of America Series)

Sidney, New York (Images of America Series)

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Overview

Nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, Sidney has hummed with economic and industrial activity since its founding by Rev. William Johnston in 1772. Over the years, the town has been home to a silk mill, glassworks, cheese factory, car factory, and many other businesses. Notable figures such as New York State Police captain Daniel Fox, actor Tom Mix, newspaper editor Arthur Bird, and even Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt have lived in or spent time in the town. Today Sidney’s civic buildings, places of worship, recreational haunts, and transportation routes continue to reflect the town’s long, dynamic history. Traced within the pages of this book, a poignant collection of historical photographs chronicles the town’s evolution through the 19th and 20th centuries, and on through the devastating flood of 2006.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738572970
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 06/30/2010
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 410,275
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Erin Andrews is the president of the Sidney Historical Association (SHA) and a recent alumnus of the Cooperstown Graduate Program in history museum studies. The SHA was organized in 1945 and dedicated to preserving Sidney’s past for future generations. Headquartered in the Sidney Civic Center, the association’s officers and volunteers, along with members of the larger community, donated images and copious amounts of time, hard work, and historical insight to make Sidney a reality.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Faces of Sidney 9

2 Main Street and Businesses 27

3 Sidney's Forgotten Businesses 45

4 Civic Organizations and Buildings 57

5 Churches and Cemeteries 71

6 Recreation and Celebrations 83

7 Railways, Highways, and Skyways 103

8 Disaster Strikes Sidney 117

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