Growing Up in the Cooper Country: Boyhood Recollections of the New York Frontier

Growing Up in the Cooper Country: Boyhood Recollections of the New York Frontier
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1965 by Syracuse University Press
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Shortly after the Revolution, new waves of settlers came from the Hudson Valley and New England to the hills and woodlands of Central New York. This charming book contains extensive boyhood reminiscences from the out-of-print autobiographies of two men who grew up in the Cooper Country during the frontier period. Levi Beardsley came to Otsego County in 1790; Henry Wright came ten years later. These men give us memorable descriptions of bear hunts, clearing the forests and building log houses, eccentric clergymen and a drunken schoolmaster, cruelties and kindnesses, bees and dances, witches and Indians, and politics and religion.

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