9781596295179

Remembering Lewisboro, New York

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  • ISBN13:

    9781596295179

  • ISBN10:

    1596295171

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-29
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Graced by fields, pastures and open land, Lewisboro was once considered as a possible location for the headquarters of the United Nations. Within commuting distance of Manhattan but with a landscape and culture more akin to its New England neighbors, it's no wonder. From debates over smallpox inoculations to a survey of the area's remarkably fine dining options, official town historian Maureen Koehl has culled the best of her popular "Window Into History" column to create a charming and wide-ranging history of Lewisboro and its six hamlets that is sure to enchant visitors and longtime residents alike. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Introductionp. 9
Our Town
The Oblongp. 16
Salem Bans Smallpox Inoculations and the "Nefarious" Dr. Abbottp. 20
The Eponymous John Lewisp. 25
NIMBY, United Nationsp. 28
Dining Out Along Roadside Lewisborop. 33
Vista and Lewisboro
Alice Beers Bauer's Tales of Old Vistap. 40
Elmwood Avenue, Circa 1910p. 43
Vista Woodsp. 46
Sterns Were Spies After All, or So It Seemsp. 49
South Salem
So Whose Bones Were They?p. 58
Upstairs, Downstairs in the Lawrence Householdp. 60
Number, Please!p. 64
Jamie Rememberedp. 69
A Christmas Tale of a Boy and His Treep. 73
Cross River
The Brick Housep. 78
The Cross River Baptist Church Enduresp. 82
The Damming of Cross Riverp. 85
A Visit to Christmas Pastp. 89
Goldens Bridge
The Brady Familyp. 96
Remember When?p. 99
Schoolmarm in Distressp. 102
The Colony at Goldens Bridgep. 105
Three Lakes Area
Having a Great Time-Wish You Were Here!p. 110
Mead Streetp. 113
A Victorian Summer Sojournp. 117
Mountain Lakes Park: Rustic Mountainside Retreatp. 122
Sourcesp. 127
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