Penfield (Images of America) by Martin M. Wamp

By Martin M. Wamp

Penfield begun as a milling city within the early 1800s, advanced right into a farming neighborhood via the 1850s, and grew into one among Rochester's best suburbs within the 1900s. in the pages of Penfield are tales of founder Daniel Penfield and why, as a profitable service provider and landowner, he left jap long island to settle in an uninhabited wasteland; of twelve-year-old "Little Nellie" Williams, who operated the town's newspaper in the course of the Civil conflict; of Almon Strowger, the inventor of the dial mobilephone change; and of Timothy and Lydia Bush, direct ancestors of President George W. Bush. one of many purely final dust homes in big apple kingdom nonetheless stands in Penfield; it and lots of different early constructions are indexed at the nationwide sign up of historical Places.

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