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The Forestport breaks : a nineteenth century conspiracy along the Black River Canal

Author: Michael Doyle
Publisher: Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Erie Canal was dying. Adirondack sawmills were falling silent. And in the final years of the nineteenth century, the upstate New York town of Forestport was struggling just to survive. Then the canal levees started breaking, and the boom times returned. The Forestport saloons flourished, the town's gamblers rollicked, and the politically connected canal contractors were flush once more." "It was all very
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Doyle, Michael, 1956-
Forestport breaks.
Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607072499
Online version:
Doyle, Michael, 1956-
Forestport breaks.
Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607638800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Doyle
ISBN: 0815607725 9780815607724
OCLC Number: 53131182
Description: 238 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael Doyle.
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Doyle begins with a family mystery (the precise location of a grave) and ends with a reconstruction of what one New York lawman called the most damnable conspiracy ever hatched in the state. It  Read more...

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