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Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 B JENSEN Adult NonFiction Book
Penn Yan Public Library 2 LH B JENSEN Reference book
Penn Yan Public Library 1 974.782 JEN Adult NonFiction Book

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Penn Yan, a small village at the north end of Keuka Lake in New York's Finger Lakes, is a special place, not only for those who have lived there, but for families whose ancestors shared a time in Yates and Steuben Counties. These stories about life in the 1920s and 1930s are mostly true, as true as memory and imagination can combine. Al Jensen, a sixth-generation descendant of Finger Lakes families including the Parkers, Gays, Laflers, Lownsberrys and Tylers, grew up in Penn Yan and on Keuka Lake. "Learning to Walk," "The 1932 Yates County Oil Well," "Good Strong Food," "How I Learned to Lie," and "Ice Boating on Keuka Lake" are just a few of the tales of every day life for a small town boy. Every day, that is, for a boy whose playground was a lake and the surrounding countryside; whose toys had wheels and keels, and whose heroes were real people who did ordinary things in extraordinary ways.Illustrated with more than 100 original, previously unpublished photographs taken between 1918 - 1937.

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