Coauthors Mary D. French, a former town historian, and Robert J. Lilly, a historical researcher and editor, are authorities on the history of the area. Both longtime members of the Sand Lake Historical Society, they have selected from the local collection the choicest photographs and have illuminated them with stirring narrative to tell the story of the events, organizations, businesses, and people who contributed to making Sand Lake the exceptional community it is today.
The Legacy of Nursing at Albany Medical Center follows nursing from the age of strict curfews and required nursing uniforms to the modern era of greater nursing freedom and responsibility. As nursing practice evolved, so did attire. Hats, gloves, high collars, caps, and ankle-length dresses gave way to above-the-knee hemlines, pantsuits, scrubs, and bare heads. Among celebrated Albany graduates are Anne Strong (class of 1906), inducted into the Nursing Hall of Fame, and Nancy Cameron (class of 1900), decorated with the Royal Red Cross and received by Queen Alexandra during World War I.