Hamburg: 1910-1970 highlights the great growth and prosperity of Hamburg as the population expanded, roads and highways improved, and numerous businesses opened throughout the western New York State town. Among the fascinating people who made Hamburg life interesting were Amanda Michael and Lillian Eddy of the Nineteenth Century Club, which helped found the Hamburg Free Library; Broadway playwright George F. Abbott, who brought glamor to Hamburg; and Fred Weiss, the first chief of police of Hamburg Village, who had original ideas about criminal justice. In 1962, Hamburg marked its sesquicentennial with a celebration that is said to have surpassed everyone's wildest expectations.
Author: John R. Edson Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) Published: 08/06/2003 Pages: 128 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.66lbs Size: 9.30h x 6.52w x 0.39d ISBN: 9780738512723
About the Author Edson, John R.: - In Hamburg: 1910-1970, author John R. Edson continues the history that he began with Hamburg, published by Arcadia in 2000. A librarian and graduate of Canisius College, he has chosen more than two hundred images from the Hamburg Historical Society, the Hamburg Town Historian's Office, and several private collections to illustrate the period. He weaves into the story interesting details and numerous recollections from town elders, creating a compelling account of a beautiful place.