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Bethany: A Community in Transition


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ISBN13: 9780976282372
ISBN10: 0976282372
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Bethany has been a community in transition since its earliest day. Forests were removed to allow farming. Dirt roads gave way to ones of gravel and pavement. Originally community activities centered around church, school and the local grange. Gathering places included the general store and post office. Farms eventually gave way to housing. The nearby Somerset West sub-division began in the 1960s and more followed. With the expansion of the urban growth boundary in the 1980s, additional farms were subdivided. The Bethany Village development in the late 1990s brought a new center for the community. This book serves as a reminder of an earlier day, and the changing community through the decades with rare historic photos of farms and residents and includes comparative modern photos to illustrate the evolving community.

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cindy91890, March 5, 2014 (view all comments by cindy91890)
I am going to buy this for my parents and aunts/uncles that are still alive. My mom said they went there every Saturday night. I lived close and remember all the fields...Summerset west was the first subdivision and the road we lived on that was once a dead end was expanded to Summerset West. I have gotten some aerial views of the land from back in the 60's...I know they are going to really like this well as myself. The older I get the more I appreciate the history of the area.
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alexcross3, March 1, 2014 (view all comments by alexcross3)
I loved going out to my grandma's in Bethany.... I am buying this book for my mom, She was raised out in Bethany growing up. She worked for the Sato family picking berries.. My Grandma's house was down the street from the Schindler's. Grandma lived on the corner of 185th Sprinville Rd! spent alot of my childhood out there!
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A Community in Transition
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