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Wayne Post
  • Reginald W. Neale authors historical book "Farmington"

  • In March 1790, the first permanent settlers traveled through the wilderness to their new home in Farmington. Two centuries later the site would become the fastest-growing township in New York State. In a new pictorial history book from Arcadia Publishing, local author Reginald W. Neale helps readers travel down memory lane through vintage images and storied captions.

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  • In March 1790, the first permanent settlers traveled through the wilderness to their new home in Farmington. Two centuries later the site would become the fastest-growing township in New York State.
    In a new pictorial history book from Arcadia Publishing, local author Reginald W. Neale helps readers travel down memory lane through vintage images and storied captions.
    Highlights of Neale’s book, “Farmington,” include historic photographs, profiles of 19th century Farmington families and how they dressed, worked and played, stories of the mills, stores and churches of Farmington, and the growth of the Lehigh Valley Railroads and the Eastern Rapid Railway.
    Farmington led the way in this area of the state on many progressive social issues, such as abolition, women’s suffrage and Native American rights. Neale hopes this book will increase awareness of Farmington’s important role in facilitating these changes.
    The book will be available in area bookstores on January 17, and a book signing will be held at the Ontario County Historical Society and Museum on Main Street in Canandaigua on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 1-3 p.m.
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