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Charles Williamson promoting civilization in the wilderness
Toaspern, Annette.
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1 video disc (1 hr. and 9 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from disc surface.

June 19, 2018, filmed by Jerry Lange.

Presented at the Modest Bedient Memorial Library in Branchport, NY by Annette Toaspern
"In 1792, Charles Williamson arrived here from Scotland to manage the former Phelps and Gorham Purchase lands. As the land agent for Sir William Pulteney, Williamson cleared the wilderness, built roads, established communities, a postal system, a newspaper, in a period of ten years. The infrastructure he put into place is still evident. Part of his compensation was the "southern half of Bluff Point" where he built White Hart Farm, the first house at the tip of the Bluff. Annette Toaspern has done a phenomenal job of researching the activities of Charles Williamson, documenting them with photos of original ledgers, drawings, maps, etc. Her talk is fascinating with lots of facts and resources."--Cover


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Material Type
Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 DVD 974.747 C Educational Video
Dundee Library 1 LH 170 Video or DVD
Hammondsport - Fred and Harriett Taylor Memorial Library 1 DVD 2552 Video or DVD
Penn Yan Public Library 1 DVD D 718 Video or DVD
Pulteney Free Library 1 72 - LH DVD Video or DVD

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