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Title:
Springville
Author:
Manchester, Alan V.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub., [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
127 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Schools -- Railroad town -- Early churches -- Fire -- People and places -- Around town -- Miscellany -- Names in Springville history.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780738591575
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Attracted by Springville's rich forests and abundant streams, New Englanders settled the area in the early 1800s. Not long after, industries abounded, such as agriculture and education. In 1830, Springville Academy emerged as Erie County's first high school and has produced an array of distinguished citizens, including politicians, football innovator Glenn "Pop" Warner, and painless dentistry pioneer Dr. Ralph Waite. In 1834, Springville was incorporated from the Town of Concord. In 1878, the Springville & Sardinia Railroad was built, and access to distant markets connected local businesses and Springville with the rest of the country. Visionaries Bert and Jenny Chaffee donated their home to the community for the creation of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in 1946, and the community received another economic boost in the 1960s when the world's first privately owned nuclear fuel reprocessing facility was built between Springville and West Valley. Multimillion dollar agricultural enterprises, which have replaced family farms, are served by expanded local farm equipment dealers and animal feed formulation mills. Today, medical and agricultural services, manufacturing, and education are key elements in the area's economy.


Author Notes

Alan V. Manchester is a frequent contributor to Western New York Heritage magazine, and David C. Batterson is the historian for the Village of Springville and Town of Concord. Both are currently trustees of the Concord Historical Society and have served terms as president of the organization.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
1 Schoolsp. 9
2 Railroad Townp. 21
3 Early Churchesp. 35
4 Firep. 39
5 People and Placesp. 47
6 Around Townp. 89
7 Miscellanyp. 97
Names in Springville Historyp. 125

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