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Irondequoit Thomas Cole Richens

Irondequoit

Thomas Cole Richens

Published November 15th 2006
ISBN : 9780738549187
Paperback
127 pages
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Irondequoit portrays the rich past of a Lake Ontario town with a name that comes from the Iroquois word meaning where land and waters meet. Originally part of the Phelps Gorham purchase of 1788, Irondequoit was established in 1839. The area, onceMoreIrondequoit portrays the rich past of a Lake Ontario town with a name that comes from the Iroquois word meaning where land and waters meet. Originally part of the Phelps Gorham purchase of 1788, Irondequoit was established in 1839. The area, once marred by swamps and marshes, eventually became the Garden Spot of Western New York, known far and wide for its peaches, melons, and vegetables. Later the town developed as a resort area, with attractions like Sea Breeze Amusement Park, Glen Haven Park, the Newport House, and White City, a 300-family tent colony. Irondequoits tree-lined streets, excellent schools, and access to prime recreational areas, including Sea Breeze, Durand-Eastman Park, and Irondequoit Bay Park, continue to draw people who make it the thriving community it is today.