The Crooked Lake Review

Winter 2004

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About the Winter 2004 Issue

Note from the Editors

This issue begins with the final installment of Kirk House's 1901: Hammondsport Odyssey, an account of the happenings in one village alongside world events. Kirk is author of From Hell-Rider to King of the Air, and co-author of Glenn H. Curtiss: Aviation Pioneer, Flying High: Pioneer Women in American Aviation, and, soon to appear, Images of Bath.

The issue also includes Donovan Shilling's recollection of Sibley's department store in Rochester. Don has written a series of books about Rochester: Rochester's Lakeside Resorts and Amusement Parks, Rochester's Downtown, Rochester Labor and Leisure, and just out, Rochester Transportation.

David Minor celebrated completing 300 scripts with a 300-year glimpse back at the beginnings of New Amsterdam and the pervasive Dutch influence on New York City that has continued to the present. David's regular procession down his Eagles Byte Timeline of years will resume in the next issue.

"Authorizing Mothers: A Study of the First Maternal Association of Utica, New York, 1824 - 1833" by Elizabeth Shanklin continues with a detailed description of Utica institutions. Ms. Shanklin teaches in New York City.

We feature Cornelius Younglove and three of his sons who kept diaries for a total of 73 years. Great-G-G-Grandson of Cornelius, Leonard Paul Wood, has transcibed, edited, and copied all, along with family portraits and old pictures, onto a CD.

John G. Sheret's story of the Chase brothers' nursery operations in Mendon and Honeoye Falls, in Rochester, and near Huntsville in Alabama, starts on page 26. John Sheret collected information from local people, company records and publications, and from sources in Alabama. He describes how the name evolved into the Chase-Pitkin Home & Garden Centers.

We continue Beth Flory's accounts of events in and around Naples. Her article this spring is about events during October, November and December , 50 and 100 years ago. The items and comments are reprinted here from her Glancing Backward column in The Naples Record .

Richard Palmer's contributed news items about the Civil War and Maple Sugar Making . Dick Palmer is editor of the Baldwinsville Messenger and has written Short Lines of Central New York and other books.

The spring 2004 issue will bring John Robortella's essay on surveying the Pre-emption-Line, Steps West: The Field Notes of Col. Hugh Maxwell, items from T. M Younglove's diaries, plus more stories from regular contributors

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