Kuyahoora: Discovering West Canada Valley

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KUYHOORA- Discovering West Canada Valley is a big book, a really big book. Big in size--8 1/2 X 11, 288 pages. Big on photographs - 169 color, 31 B&W. Big on illustrations - 14 ...and maps - 5. But most of all it's big on information, information about one of the most extraordinary regions of New York State. For seven years the author read volumes of information; explored the valley on foot, by canoe, car and helicopter, and interviewed historians, farmers, loggers, fishermen, hunters and dozens of other people about the valley's fascinating history. He learned about the Iroquois, the Palatines, the Revolutionary War, Yankee settlers and immigrants, Trenton Falls and Herkimer Diamonds.

In addtion to re-discovering the history of the valley, KUYH0OOR - DISCOVERING WEST CANADA VALLEY features a wealth of information about fishing, hunting, wildlife, wildflowers, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing, camping, scenic and historic auto tours, and much more.

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M. Paul Keesler has been a professional writer for more than 30 years. His first magazine article was about West Canada Valley and he has written about the valley many times in the NEW YORK SPORTSMAN magazine ,a magazine he founded in 1972. Since his retirement from publishing and editing the NEW YORK SPORTSMAN he has written three books: CANOE-FISHING NEW YORK RIVERS AND STREAMS and GUIDE TO FISHING WEST CANADA CREEK AND ITS TRIBUTARIES . . . and his most ambitious project to date, KUYAHOORA - DISCOVERING WEST CANADA VALLEY. Paul lives on the banks of the West Canada with his wife, Gert and their two golden retrievers, Doolie and Cedar.

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Kuyahoora - Discovering West Canada Valley, an eminently readable and comprehensive book. This fascinating book brings into sharp and accurate focus the history of this nearby area. -- The Sunday Recorder, Amsterdam, NY

Keesler's Kuyahoora - Discovering West Canada Valley is a one-of-a-kind book, part local history, part travelogue, and totally enjoyable. -- The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY

M. Paul Keesler has created another reading gem in "Kuyahoora - Discovering West Canada Valley." In addition to the rich history of the valley , the book features a wealth of information about fishing, hunting, wildlife, wildflowers and other flora, hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing,camping, scenic and historic auto tours and much more. -- The Evening Sun, Norwich, NY

Paul ties in past and present in an interesting narrative style so you can't help but share his enthusiam. He makes you feel you are there with him hiking the hills and fishing the tributaries. -- Daily Dispatch, Oneida, NY

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