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Oneonta in Olden Time & Bits of Oneonta History : An Interesting Series of Articles by Harvey Baker, Published in the Oneonta Herald During the Years 1

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Oneonta in Olden Time & Bits of Oneonta History : An Interesting Series of Articles by Harvey Baker, Published in the Oneonta Herald During the Years 1

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Arguably the most important presence in the history of Oneonta, New York, Harvey Baker was a prolific writer who contributed to s...

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Arguably the most important presence in the history of Oneonta, New York, Harvey Baker was a prolific writer who contributed to several Otsego County papers throughout his life. In 1892 and 1893, he w... rote a series of sixty-three articles for the Oneonta Herald, his account of how Oneonta evolved from aboriginal lands to frontier settlements, a bustling village, and eventually to a railroading powerhouse. Based on his research of the area's history dating back to colonial times and up to the current events of his lifetime, Baker covers topics as diverse as the American Revolution and Civil War, family histories, regional folklore, local newspapers, churches and schools, Native American legends, turnpikes and canals, and local geography and ecology. His description of the development of the railroad from Albany to Binghamton is of major interest; Baker is considered by many to have single-handedly built the Albany & Susquehanna railroad. This current publication of Baker's history, compiled by the Greater Oneonta Historical Society, makes it widely accessible for the first time since its initial publication more than one hundred years ago. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Broome County, New York in 1818, Harvey Baker became a mechanic and millwright at an early age. He began rebuilding water wheels in saw, grist, and other mills and factories. He first visited Oneonta in February 1841, when he made his first contract to put his wheels into the local mills. In addition to his mechanical skills, Baker was a gifted public speaker and lobbyist who worked for decades to bring the railroad to Oneonta. An original stockholder of the Albany & Susquehanna railroad, he also contracted to build the rail beds, bridges, and trestles, personally supervising the work between Albany and Binghamton. He later purchased and developed land near Oneonta, selling it to the Delaware & Hudson railroad for their machine shops. In community life, Baker served as Oneonta village president and town supervisor, was a charter trustee of the Oneonta Savings Bank, and owned the Howe's Cave and Lime Company. He also owned two farms and wrote extensively on farming in the Otsego Farmer. Baker died at his home in Oneonta in 1904.
  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Publication Date: 16/10/2010
  • Publisher: Square Circle Press LLC
  • Illustrations: black & white illustrations
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Pages: 248
  • Dimensions (mm): 234x190x18mm
  • Weight: 386g
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  • Format:Paperback
  • Publication Date: 16/10/2010
  • Author:Harvey Baker, Greater Oneonta Historical Society

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