Ontario County Transportation
Ontario County Transportation encompasses the means of travel in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the towns of Canandaigua, Geneva, Phelps, Naples, Victor, Clifton Springs, Manchester, and Shortsville, New York. Beginning with the primitive horse and buggy and ending with the state-of-the-art automobile, this volume chronicles the history of transportation in a realistic and fascinating way. Featured in this diverse volume are never-before-published pictures of locomotives and railroads, early aviation and the Flying Farmers, delivery vehicles, water vessels, fire trucks, and trolleys.Throughout history, Ontario County was regarded as an area of favorable influence. For this very reason, it had such iconic visitors as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Andrew Johnson, who are shown within the chapter entitled "Railway Classics." Also among the eminent persons who have appeared in the area in the past are Canandaigua native and automobile pioneer John North Willys, Geneva native and Secretary of the Treasury Charles J. Folger, and Phelps innovator Charles Lane, whose chief achievement was building one of the first fire trucks in Ontario County.
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Horse and Buggy
1906 photograph accident Angeline automobile automotive aviation Blazey boats Brown building built bunkhouse Buttaccio Canandaigua Lake capable of reaching carriage Charles Lane Clifton Springs County Historical Society crew dealership delivery derailed Donald Eastern Rapid Railway electric engine Farnsworth Finger Lakes fire company fire trucks Flying Farmers Folger Ford Frank freight garage Henry horse Hose Company John North Willys Johnson known Larry Bowerman left to right Lehigh Valley Railroad Louis Lovett Manchester Manchester's Merrill Hose miles Naples Ogarita Ontario County Historical ONTARIO COUNTY TRANSPORTATION park photograph shows picture was taken pilot Port Gibson pose Quinter reaching speeds Repsher restaurant ride Rochester Rochester & Eastern roundhouse seen Seneca Lake Shortsville Wheel shown Smith South Main Street Spink Standing steamboat Street in Canandaigua Street in Geneva Street in Shortsville Today town of Phelps track tractor trolley line underpass Victor Insulators wagon William York Central depot York Central Railroad