Summer 1997

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About the Summer 1997 Issue

Note from the Editors

The autobiographical sketches of Floyd Griswold Greene conclude in this issue. Mr. Greene wrote the story of his early life for his children. Three of his daughters are still living: Ruth Greene Linfoot of Geneseo, NY; Alice Greene Reed of Kingsport, TN; and Margaret Greene Kindig of Pittsford, NY. Mrs. Kindig provided his account and the family pictures.

David Minor, a Batavia native, spent summers on Conesus Lake. He now lives in Pittsford where he creates historical research materials for authors and students, under the name Eagles Byte. David's essay, He Heard the Lonesome Drum, about Carl Carmer, is taken from No. 17, February, 1997, Odds & Ends, a free monthly world history newsletter he publishes through the Internet. David Minor also distributes a chronology of New York City and State history. Anyone wishing to receive his material through the Internet or view his home page of the World Wide Web can do so at:

Alice Stoddard Bishop who lived from 1890 to 1974 wrote down the stories she heard about characters who lived around Naples, New York. Her daughter Beth Bishop Flory has saved them. Several appear in this issue. More will be published in following issues.

Thomas Cornell presents a three-part essay, "Old-Growth Forests in Western New York,. Thomas Cornell teaches American history, history of science and history of technology courses at R. I. T. and lives in Rochester. He also maintains close contact with the area of Campbell and Bath in Steuben County where his grandparents lived and taught.

The first picture in the essay is a photograph taken by his grandfather, George Cornell. All the other photographs in his essay are by him.

A summertime story by Robert Gregory remembering boating with his parents on Lamoka Lake when he was a child is his first contribution here. Robert Gregory now lives in New Zealand and is associated with the psychology department at Massey University, Palmerston North, NZ.

Richard Palmer who lives in Tully, New York, recounts the battles along Lake Ontario at Sodus Point, June 19, 1812, and at Pultneyville, May 15, 1814, when the inhabitants defended their homes from British incursions. The maps of Sodus Point and Pultneyville were supplied by Deborah Ferrell, Assistant Historian for Wayne County.

Donovan A. Shilling writes of J. D. Scott and his "Great Circle" tours from Rochester to the lake and Irondequoit Bay and back. Don also furnished the picture of Mr. Scott that appears on the back page.

Don Shilling is also the chonicler of the activities of the New Society of the Genesee and his accounts of two recent visits by members of the Society to the Ontario County Historical Society and Genesee Country Village are also contained in this issue.

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