Springville (Images of America Alan V. Manchester

ISBN: 9780738591575

Published: June 4th 2012

Paperback

128 pages


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Springville (Images of America  by  Alan V. Manchester

Springville (Images of America by Alan V. Manchester
June 4th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: 9780738591575 | 9.56 Mb

Attracted by Springvilles rich forests and abundant streams, New Englanders settled the area in the early 1800s. Not long after, industries abounded, such as agriculture and education. In 1830, Springville Academy emerged as Erie Countys first highMoreAttracted by Springvilles rich forests and abundant streams, New Englanders settled the area in the early 1800s.

Not long after, industries abounded, such as agriculture and education. In 1830, Springville Academy emerged as Erie Countys first high school and has produced an array of distinguished citizens, including politicians, football innovator Glenn Pop Warner, and painless dentistry pioneer Dr. Ralph Waite. In 1834, Springville was incorporated from the Town of Concord. In 1878, the Springville & Sardinia Railroad was built, and access to distant markets connected local businesses and Springville with the rest of the country.

Visionaries Bert and Jenny Chaffee donated their home to the community for the creation of the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in 1946, and the community received another economic boost in the 1960s when the worlds first privately owned nuclear fuel reprocessing facility was built between Springville and West Valley.

Multimillion dollar agricultural enterprises, which have replaced family farms, are served by expanded local farm equipment dealers and animal feed formulation mills. Today, medical and agricultural services, manufacturing, and education are key elements in the areas economy.



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