April 1993

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Note from the Editors

Bill Kauffman leads this issue with his essay about Upstate New York writer Walter Edmonds. It is reprinted by permission from the July 1992 New York History. Bill Kauffman lives in Genesee County and writes for area newspapers and national magazines.

John Rezelman presents the second article in his History of Bams series, The Nineteenth Century Barn. John Rezelman lives in Bath and writes for gardening and farming publications.

Josephine deZeng's diary continues with the final entries we have from her journal for the year 1842.

Robert Koch contributes a second article on salt in Western New York. He may be heard over WXXI-FM speaking on historical topics Saturday mornings at 9:30. Robert Koch lives in Pittsford.

James Folts's final installment on the life of Joe Rosenkrans appears. Jim Folts is historian for the village of Cohocton, his hometown, and associate archivist for New York State Archives in Albany.

Warren Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva continues with Chapter 4. His book Gentle Enthusiasts in Art was published by the Geneva Historical Society in 1986.

We conclude this issue with two more excerpts from Ansel McCall's History of Bath for Fifty Years.

Next Issue

Richard Palmer will begin a series about early shipping on the Finger Lakes and Thomas D. Cornell will begin a series of essays by about his personal relationship to the landscape of the Southern Tier in the May issue.

Herbert Wisbey, Jr. writes about Edward H. Rulloff: his tragic life, and his enormous brain. Rulloff's story and an account of the Wilder Brain Collection will come in May.

Also in our next issue Donovan A. Shilling tells the story of the 112.5 m.p.h. speed run of locomotive 999. We will conclude Bill Kauffman's essay on Walter Edmonds. The third part of John Rezelman's history of barns will describe modern dairy barns. There will be more from Warren Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva. The final installment of Josephine deZeng's diary will be printed with information about her family, her husband, and their children.

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