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The Sharon Springs Timeline:
A Microcosm of American History with Dates Relating to a Remarkable Village and Neighboring Regions, from the 16th Century to Modern Times
 
 by Carl Waldman and Chris Campbell
 

 

The Sharon Springs Timeline: A Microcosm of American History, with Dates Relating to a Remarkable Village and Neighboring Regions, from the 16th Century to Modern Times, is a chronology ranging from the 1500s to the present. It provides a helpful overview of the history of the Sharon Springs region of upstate New York and of American history in general. It covers wide-ranging subject matter organized in relation to: Settlement and Demarcation; Politics and Warfare; Technology and Transportation; Historic Businesses and Buildings; and Education, Arts, and Entertainment. As stated in the Authors’ Note: “The Village of Sharon Springs is remarkable in its widely varied degree of economic ebb and flow and diversity of people. Understanding its complex history – and that of surrounding regions – helps one understand the history of an entire nation.”
 
About the Authors:
 
Carl Waldman is a freelance writer and former archivist for the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown. He is the author of a number of reference books published by Facts On File, including Atlas of the North American Indian and Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, both originally published in the 1980s and now in their third editions. He is the coauthor of Encyclopedia of Exploration (2005) and Encyclopedia of European Peoples (2006). Carl has also done screenwriting about Native Americans, including an episode of Miami Vice entitled “Indian Wars,” and Legend of Two-Path, a drama about the Native American side of Raleigh’s Lost Colony, shown at Festival Park on Roanoke Island in North Carolina. A musician as well as a writer, he works with young people in the Performance and Production Workshops at the Cherry Valley Old School. Waldman resides in Cherry Valley, New York.
 
Chris Campbell’s family dates back to 1739 in Cherry Valley. In 1778, during the Revolutionary War, some of his ancestors were captured by Tories and Iroquois and taken to Canada. They were released two years later in Albany as part of a prisoner exchange. Other ancestors, Samuel Campbell and William W. Campbell, are featured in the Sharon Springs Timeline. Chris is a collector of rare books, maps, and postcards with a lifelong interest in history and a special interest in colonial land patents and upstate New York. He was the founder and first chairman of the Cherry Valley Planning Board and has worked as a surveyor and realtor as well as a researcher for the Otsego County Map Department. Ham radio is one of his hobbies. Campbell is also from Cherry Valley, New York.
 
 
What Others Are Saying . . .
 
"The collaborative and informative work of Carl Waldman and Chris Campbell, The Sharon Springs Timeline is an impressively written and presented history that could well serve as a template for preparing regional histories of other community histories around the country. Informed and informative, The Sharon Springs Timeline is also available in a Kindle edition (9781938729188, $4.99)."
 
-- John Burroughs Reviewer, Reviewer's Bookwatch: June 2015, Midwest Book Review, Burroughs' Bookshelf, http://www.midwestbookreview.com
  

  
 
 
  
 
 
Soft Cover $11.99
ISBN-13: 978-1-938729-20-1