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Geneva: 1940-1970 (Images of America)

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Like many American towns, Geneva changed dramatically in the mid & 20th century. Geneva: 1940 & 1970 examines events that influenced the city, among them the influx of sailors and workers at the nearby Sampson Naval Training Station during World War II and the construction of the Routes 5 and 20 bypass in the 1950s. Many factories ceased operation during this time, and downtown businesses began feeling pressure from a new shopping plaza and stores on the edge of town. The book also captures the social life of the community and notable people who visited Geneva, such as Bobby Kennedy and Jane Russell, and those who grew up here, such as legendary jazz bassist Scott LaFaro.

About the Author

The Geneva Historical Society has been preserving local history since 1883 and has collected some 15,000 photographs, including 11,000 left by prolific photojournalist P. B. Oakley. Geneva: 1940-1970 showcases more than 200 Oakley images that were specially selected by the historical society's curator of collections John Marks and its former executive director Charles Bauder.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738555126
Author:
Geneva Historical Society
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
NY
Subject:
History
Subject:
Geneva (N.Y.) - History - 20th century
Subject:
Geneva (N.Y.) - Social life and customs -
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.20x6.54x.34 in. .71 lbs.

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