A comprehensive illustrated history of Delaware County encompassing peoples and settlement, industries and agriculture, transportation and tourism, wartime, the coming of the reservoirs, and the shifting economy and demographics of recent times.
A History of Delaware County, New York: A Catskill Land and Its People, 1797-2007
About the Book
This is the first comprehensive history of Delaware County to be written since 1949. The author follows numerous themes, characters and events that so affect our present. Land use is at the fore of this tale of an upland county situated in the western Catskill Mountains, now part of the vast hinterland of New York City. Once the haunt of Native Americans, the county became home to hardy pioneer families, farmers and trades people, each group with its own particular needs to be derived from the land. Land use issues have dominated the local scene, as documented by the stories of the Anti-Rent War, the construction of the railroads and highways, and eventually the construction of the reservoirs for New York’s thirsty millions.
More than 120 illustrations are included.
About the Author
Tim Duerden is the director of the Delaware County Historical Association in Delhi, New York, and an adjunct instructor of history at SUNY Delhi. He has degrees in history from SUNY Plattsburgh and from Temple University. A native of England, he now lives with his wife and three children in Delaware County.
8.5 x 11 inches