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Archive for the 'history' Category

Our Twin House

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Our Twin House For an area that is suburban at best — I think of it mostly as living in the country — the county has a wonderful town historian. She maintains an excellent website entitled Penn Yan & how it got that way. On the website, the historian has many homes and other buildings […]

The Oldest Book, 59 years ago

Wednesday, October 1st, 2008

from the Chronicle Express, Penn Yan, NY. 29 September 1949 Book Printed in 1714 Wins Contest at Potter Library Judges Advise Saving Unique Entries For Posterity The $12 cash prize and distinction of owning the oldest book in the Town of Potter went to Mrs. Harrison Sawyer for a copy of The Spectator printed in […]

Finger Lakes Life

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Finger Lakes Life Just wanted to mention we acquired a $5 copy of Finger Lakes Life by Dr. Robert E. Doran. Llewellyn spotted it in the musty basement of the store where we acquired the desk (mentioned in the previous post). The book is a series of articles “Reprinted from The Finger Lakes Times, May […]

Cookbooks & Genealogy

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Recipes Compiled by the Prattsburgh Historical Society Last week, after my early bird visit to the dentist, I went for a walk around the Village. I must confess to falling into prior bad habits of visiting yard/garage sales and also dropping into antique stores as well as church sponsored thrift stores. To the point where […]