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November 2020 Update!

The 3rd printing of this popular book is now available through the Nunda Historical Society or at the Nunda Family Pharmacy!


Sample page from the book

The Nunda Bicentennial Committee is pleased to announce the release of its newest publication, Yesterday....Stories from Old Nunda. This book is the third in a series of publications detailing various aspects of history in the Nunda area.

This is a collection of twelve stories written by local historian Tom Cook. Most have been adapted from his popular "Yesterday" column which appeared in the Nunda News in the late 1970s and early 80s.

The collection begins with the "Where the Old Ones Dwell" and "The Indian Line", that explores the Native American history of the Keshequa Valley and Western New York. Readers will be taken back to the pioneer days in Nunda in the stories "Clues to our Yankee Past" , while "A Salute to the Eagle" traces the fascinating story of the old Eagle Hotel that stood in Nunda over one hundred and fifty years.

The Genesee Valley Canal and local railroads are remember in "The Story of the Stones" and "Hear the Whistle! The Story of Nunda's Railroads." Nunda's Civil War days are documented in "Our Roll of Honor" that includes the names of the soldiers from the Nunda area who died in that great conflict. The story also includes information on Nunda's Soldier Monument and the Carter Memorial Building.

Other aspects of Nunda's history are explored in "When Dalton Got Its Name," "Tragedy at the Coopersville School, " "Complaints of a 1909 Student," "Nunda's 'Art Full' Past" and "The Blue Eagle, Nunda, and the Great Depression."

The 130 page booklet includes over 20 illustrations, including photographs and maps. It is bound in a durable cover and includes a bibliography.

Tom Cook is a retired social studies teacher who taught history at Keshequa Central School in Nunda for over thirty years. He is the co-author of the "History of Fire-Fighting in Nunda" and The Images of America book "Letchworth State Park" by Arcadia Publishing.


Yesterday....Stories from Old Nundamay be purchased for $10 at the Bell Memorial Library, Nunda Historical Society, Nunda Family Pharmacy, and Nunda town and village offices. You can also use the link below to go to our order form.




Order your copy of the Yesterday, Stories from Old Nunda!

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