Metuchen was historically known for the stellar
collection of literary, artistic, and industrial talent who resided here, and earned the nickname the “Brainy Boro.” Since its beginnings as a village within Raritan township, Metuchen has matured from its roots as a commercial center for area farmers into a desirable suburban community. Metuchen compiles photographs from the rich collections of the Metuchen-Edison Historical Society, including some of the hundreds of photographs taken in the early years of the twentieth century by resident J. Lloyd Grimstead. The pages of Metuchen invite you to shop the businesses along Main Street, wait for the morning train with the commuters, and tour the gracious homes along Graham and Lake Avenues. In sharp, illustrative detail, you can visit historic
Borough Hall and the library, and meet or reacquaint
yourself with some of the people who made Metuchen
industrial growth of the city; and the urban renewal of the later 1900s, as well as the more current architectural restoration projects.
incorporation, is located in the western corner of
Pennsylvania. During its first one hundred fifty years, residents of the town built it into a self-supporting community committed to family values. Extensive industrial development occurred during this period, and the city was described as “one of the most well-established manufacturing towns in western Pennsylvania.” Carefully preserved images from the Beaver Falls Historical Society are combined with revealing and informative text in Beaver Falls. This fascinating new history includes some of the homes and businesses of early Beaver Falls families, and the railroad, canal, and river that connected Beaver Falls to the rest of the state. Newly discovered images and sources of the community’s history make this exciting new book a rare and timeless keepsake.
Around Lima explores the fascinating evolution of Lima and the diverse adjoining towns that were inexorably connected. It illuminates the elegant streets of Lima, the rich heritage of nearby Bloomfield, the covered bridge and stone mills of Honeoye Falls, and the grandeur of the resort days of Avon Springs, which rivaled Saratoga Springs. Appearing within these pages are glimpses of Susan B. Anthony and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, as well as accounts of the Underground Railroad and a winter morning's journey to see Abraham Lincoln.
Showcased in Chautauqua Lake Region are not only adjacent lakeside communities, industries, and occupations of the residents but also the exceptional natural beauty of the lake itself, its importance to early navigation, its recreational attributes, and its overall allure as a tourist mecca. This "pocket museum" focuses on the myriad attractions that once dotted the lake's forty-two-mile shoreline: hotels, parks, camps, picnic groves, rowing clubs, boat liveries, fish hatcheries, icehouses, railroad and trolley depots, and steamboat landings.