Royalton, Middleport & Hartland Through Time

Author(s): Frederick G. Fierch 

ISBN: 9781625451057
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Royalton, Middleport and Hartland have changed and developed over the last century.
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Situated in the Northern Tier of Western New York, the New York State Towns of Royalton and Hartland present a very interesting insight into the transformation of the United States over the last fifty years. The area was dotted with small, self- sufficient population areas which have seen life as it was change into mere residential communities. Although hardly unique in that regard, the vibrancy which permeated the area can still be detected from what has remained, either abandoned or active.

The entire area was once the major East-West axis running from New York City to the interior of the nation.

It contains the Erie Canal, the Military Road (a route which began in Batavia, New York, home of the head office of the Holland Land Company which settled the area in the late 1700’s and terminated at Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario) the Route 104 (Ridge Road) and Route 31, which connected Rochester and Buffalo. Because of the transportation system and the fruit industry of the region, these towns were once part of an economic powerhouse.

BOOK ISBN 9781625451057
FORMAT 235 x 165 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 96 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 November 2014
ILLUSTRATIONS 92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs




Frederick G. Fierch is a lifelong resident of the Royalton area and holds a bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree in history. He and his wife have been in business in the Royalton-Hartland area for more than 25 years. His other publications include vintage photographs in Royalton, Middleport, and Hartland and present the memories of the distant and more recent past of these unique communities.