|We are always delighted to
hear from our customers!
Lots of history leaves here every day in electronic form, and only occasionally do we find out what use our customers made of it. Here's a wonderful letter we received recently from one of them. We're providing it here pretty much verbatim for two reasons:
Here's the letter:
My name is Louise (Austin)
Smith and I had an enjoyable conversation with Geoff Brown on the
phone, probably around 2008.
Both CD's were a basis (along
with John W. Johnston's Reminiscences and
much saved family info, including some mid-1840s and 1860s letters)
for my book, The Mill on Halfway Brook, Stories
of Families Who Settled Near Halfway Brook in the Town of Highland,
New York, 18001880the
first book in my series, Memoirs
from Eldred, New York, 18001950.
My second book in the series, Echo
Hill and Mountain Grove, covered the change from lumbering to
boarding houses as a means of livelihood, in the Town of Highland,
New York, 18801920. (Echo Hill Farm House was run by my
great-grandparents, and Mountain Grove House was run by my Austin
Hopefully, within two weeks, Farewell
to Eldred, Stories of Families and Boarding Houses in the Town of
Highland, New York, 19201950, the third and final book in the
series will be available.
In the bibliography for all
three books I have included Between the Lakes' website as a source
for old books on CD. Your website is also included on the list of
resources on my site: halfwaybrook.com.
I started writing about my Leavenworth and Austin grandparents who I never met, and I ended up writing about a whole town.
It might be of interest to you
that I live in Cave Creek, AZ, but my books are about Eldred
(Halfway Brook Village at one time) New York, Town of Highland,
Sullivan County, New York (where some of my dad's ancestors settled
as early as 1811). I could never have written the basic history of
the area without the CD's purchased from Between the Lakes. Thank
you so much for all the work you have done (especially the redo of
indexes!!) to help promote the history of the area. I thought you
might enjoy reading how useful they were to me.
You might also like to know
that the free download of the 1938 Eldred High School Commencement
Program was of interest to me. I was glad to see that I did have the
correct names in this third book, as for most years I list the
Eldred High Seniors.
Thank you and Best Regards,
Louise Elizabeth Smith
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