Portraits of Brockport’s Past presents essays on nearly ninety topics on the history of “the Victorian Village on the Erie Canal.” They include forty-five profiles of notable Brockport families, and individual men and women.
Ten of the essays concern the participation in America’s wars by Brockporters. Other topics are the economy, entertainment and events, education, the infrastructure, utilities, transportation, services, politics, and organizations and groups.
Brought together in one short book, they provide a very comprehensive view of life in one of America’s small towns over a period of a century and a half.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
This remarkable array of images is put into context by a group of notable historians. Collaborating with senior author William G. Andrews of Brockport were Kathy Goetz of Sweden, Hazel Kleinbach of Clarkson, Eunice Chesnut of the Western Monroe County Historical Society, and Mary Jo Gigliotti and Jennifer Quigley of the State University College at Brockport. Around Brockport provides an attractive and revealing perspective on the history of this western New York State community.