By William G. Andrews

the 1st settlers got here to the Brockport sector quickly after 1800. positioned a few twenty miles west of Rochester, the cities of Sweden and Clarkson, the village of Brockport, and a faculty have been equipped among 1814 and 1835. The Erie Canal, farm enforce production, and better schooling fostered their development and prosperity within the mid-1800s. At Brockport, the USA grew to become a continental state, the commercial Revolution got here to agriculture, and well known literature got here to American ladies. this day, Brockport is a remarkably well-preserved Victorian village on a revitalized Erie Canal, Clarkson and Sweden are havens for farming and commuting, and the school is an 8,500-student unit of the country collage of recent York. round Brockport offers greater than 2 hundred thirty photos from deepest and public collections, many from glass negatives. They depict such facets of the area's background as farm existence in early Sweden, stately houses at Clarkson Corners, commercial vegetation in Brockport, and pupil actions on the general school.

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