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PENFIELD [NEW YORK] (Images of America)

Wamp, Martin M.

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ISBN 10: 0738535257 / ISBN 13: 9780738535258
Published by Arcadia Publishing, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 2004
Condition: Very Good+ Soft cover
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128pp ---- Signed by author on title page, dated 12-25-06 ---- Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 011913

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Title: PENFIELD [NEW YORK] (Images of America)

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Soft Cover

Illustrator: B&w illustrations

Book Condition:Very Good+

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Penfield began as a milling town in the early 1800s, evolved into a farming community by the 1850s, and grew into one of Rochester's finest suburbs in the 1900s. Within the pages of Penfield are stories of founder Daniel Penfield and why, as a successful merchant and landowner, he left eastern New York to settle in an uninhabited wilderness; of twelve-year-old "Little Nellie" Williams, who operated the town's newspaper during the Civil War; of Almon Strowger, the inventor of the dial telephone switch; and of Timothy and Lydia Bush, direct ancestors of President George W. Bush. One of the only remaining mud houses in New York State still stands in Penfield; it and many other early structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

About the Author:

Martin M. Wamp, the author of Penfield, was born and raised in town and has Penfield ancestry that stretches back to the early 1900s. Using more than one hundred eighty images, he has created a delightful history of a unique town.

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