Robert Perkins' highly anticipated "Do You Remember? A Glimpse into Oswego's Past" is the follow-up to "Oswego's Legacy: Lost to the Ages." While the latter focused on bygone industrial operations in the Port City around the dawn of the 20th century, this installment takes a closer look at smaller commercial operations and storefronts from the same era.
Robert Perkins' newest release features a literal and visual look back at some of Oswego's major industries from 1870 – 1920. In Oswego’s Legacy: Lost to the Ages, Perkins presents a survey of fifty factories: the Kingsford Starch Factory, Diamond Toy Factory, Oswego Candy Works, Conde Knitting Mills, to name a few.
Author: Robert L. Perkins
(Lake Schooner Press, 2013)
Bob Perkins, educator, administrator and now author was born in Oswego and spent nearly his entire professional career in Oswego. In O’ Captain! My Captain!: Stories of Men and Ships, Bob has taken a fresh look at the captains who sailed the great ships on Lake Ontario.
A pictorial and historical view "about forgotten men, forgotten ships, and forgotten times. The book is about the character of men who, each year, braved the waters of the Great Lakes, always uncertain fo their fate. " - Perkins.