Historical Sketches of Western New York

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private distribution, 1907 - Genesee Region (N.Y.) - 232 pages
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A wonderful account of the founding of Western New York during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. At that time the area was no more than wilderness, hence the author's depiction of initial land ... Read full review

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