In 1898, Switzerland's Nestl Company was searching for a location to build its first milk processing plant in the United States. Upstate New York's bountiful dairy farms sealed the deal for a factory in Fulton. Soon another Swiss company requested space at the factory to produce a confection that had taken Europe by storm: the milk chocolate bar.
For several years, Jim Farfaglia’s weekly reflections were featured in his hometown newspaper, The Valley News; The Best of Fulton is a collection of his favorites. Included are poems about Fulton’s rich history, the busy downtown streets of his youth, memorable schoolteachers, and the joys of starting each day with a morning walk.
In the early 1970s, emergency services for someone who was lost were nearly nonexistent in the eastern United States. When a young boy went missing in New York State's Adirondack Mountains in 1971, a chaotic and unsuccessful attempt to find him prompted several people from Upstate New York to form a professional search and rescue team.
A look back at the historic winter storm that hit the Northeastern United States in January 1966. Using stories told by those who lived through the blizzard, the book covers topics such as road conditions, school and business closings, food shortages, and the use of the largely-known snowmobile as a rescue vehicle.
The biography of Bob Sykes, professor of meteorology at the State University College at Oswego, New York from 1961-1983. Sykes was instrumental in our current understanding of the weather phenomenon known as lake-effect snow, as well as playing an important role in forecasting the storm systems that traveled over Greenland, where he was stationed in WW II, and headed to war-torn Europe.
Country Boy is life in rural upstate New York, summer days working on an onion farm, an old-world sensibility amidst the shifting '60s. Poet Jim Farfaglia recalls a childhood spent on farms and country roads and brings to life memories of his Italian immigrant family.
"Of The Earth" is a compilation of oral histories garnered from Oswego County muck farmers. Oswego County, located in Central New York, is home to about 4,000 acres of muck land, an organic-rich soil that produces high-quality vegetables.
What if, amid the busyness of life, you began recalling your most important experiences: the circumstances that shaped your character and illuminated the path that determined your journey? What if you took time to express gratitude for the people who've left their mark on your spirit, the places, both exotic and humble, that called to you, and the remarkable things that you happened upon?
On the shores of Lake Ontario, the fires of Camp Hollis have been burning brightly for sixty-two years, ever since Judge Eugene Sullivan opened the camp for the youth of Oswego County. This collection of nostalgic images from summers past takes readers back to the classic days of hiking, swimming and marshmallow roasting.