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Branchport - Modeste Bedient Memorial Library 1 974.782 MAC Adult NonFiction Book
Dundee Library 1 974.782 MAC Adult Paperback NonFiction Book
Penn Yan Public Library 1 974.782 MAC Adult NonFiction Book
Penn Yan Public Library 1 LH 974.782 MAC Reference book

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Western New York's Yates County is perhaps best known for its three Finger Lakes: Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca. But beyond these shores, the story of Yates County is one of daring suffragettes and strong athletes, victories and defeat and all the bygone days that make up the memories of a community. The county had its own wine tycoon, as well as a renowned writer, Leon Lewis, who left Penn Yan with more than one mystery. Later, a fire destroyed much of Penn Yan in 1872's great conflagration. The women of Yates made their own mark on history and held a suffrage convention just a few years after Seneca Falls. With this collection of the best of his Yates Past "columns, local author Richard MacAlpine reveals the remarkable history and spirit of Yates County."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 5
Introductionp. 7
Part I 1850 to 1900
1 Yates County's Women's Rights Convention (1855)p. 13
2 Conflagration: The Great Penn Yan Fire of 1872p. 17
3 The Penn Yan Mystery: Leon Lewisp. 25
4 Leon Lewis Revisited: Another Penn Yan Mysteryp. 34
5 Penn Yan's Whale Talcp. 41
6 The Strange Case of County Treasurer James Burnsp. 45
7 Keuka Lake's Steamboat Warsp. 54
8 Keuka Lake's Biggest Fish Storyp. 59
Part II 1900 to 1920
9 The Night the Sheppard Opera House Burnedp. 69
10 The Cannon in the Courthouse Parkp. 74
11 Titanic Rememberedp. 81
12 Yates County and Women's Suffragep. 85
13 Susan Miller Dorsey (1857-1946)p. 91
Part III 1920 to 1940
14 Paul Garrett: Yates County's Wine Tycoonp. 97
15 "Wild Bill" Albertson and His Miller Specialp. 107
16 Tales from "the Pines": French Gold, Ghosts, Hermits, Suburbia and the Klanp. 111
17 The Penn Yan Cuban Giants and the 1924 Seasonp. 119
18 Yates County and the Klanp. 123
19 FDR and Yates Countyp. 131
Part IV 1940 to 1960
20 The Crash of Milligan's Ratsp. 141
21 Duane Eddy's Yates County Yearsp. 144
22 The Last Man at the Benhamp. 149
Notesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 157
About the Authorp. 159

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