June 1990

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Note from the Editors

This issue begins with an article by Jean Doren Rezelman about her remembrances of the Cayuga Trails Club and their early work on the Finger Lakes Trail. a brief description of the Finger Lakes Trail System, the footpaths that you can follow into the wild and scenic spots of southern New York.

an account by Frank Pollay of the U. S. Navy expedition to Japan in 1852. Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr. of Horseheads, New York, made this transcription from an old newspaper clipping. Dr. Wisbey is Professor Emeritus of History at Elmira College and the retired director of the Elmira College Center for Mark Twain Studies at Quarry Farm. Next month he continues with a story about Jonathan Goble who was born in Wayne, New York. Both Goble and Pollay were on the Perry Expedition. Goble went back to Japan as a missionary. The two men were later associated in building a man-powered vehicle that may have been the first jinrikisha in Japan.

"The Penn Yan Waterfront: Part One" begins . It is No. 15 in Fran Dumas' series on the Keuka Lake Outlet.

For more about the McCay/Balcom House read a report from an Historical Architectural Evaluation of the Pulteney Square County Buildings made by two Steuben County Legislative Committees in 1970. James Hope, former Steuben County Historian, supplied the document.

Ed Harris's Grandma Dillistin in Harpending's Corners, his book of stories about the people who lived in and around Dundee.

Peter Henderson's advice forgardeners in June. This comes from Gardening for Profit, the 1866 edition.

"Tinkerville's Wildcat," chapter 31 from Mrs. Kirkland's A New Home.

Happy reading.

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Our July issue will begin a series on the beautiful old buildings in Montour Falls.

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