Cutters to Motor Coaches: Pioneering Commercial Transportation in the Catskills
Michael W. Duttweiler
This book explores the evolution of commercial motorized transportation in rural Western Sullivan County, New York through the story of a family business. Along the way, it outlines major phases in the history of Sullivan County tourism, influences of the Ontario and Western Rail Road, and changes brought about by increased regulation of commercial transportation, the Great Depression, and World War II. The story is situated in Jeffersonville, New York about which selected aspects of early history and the local economy are included. The primary timeframe is 1910 to 1945. There are more than 100 period-specific photos and documents supplementing the narrative which itself is comprised of historical documentation, personal diaries and anecdotes, supplemented by numerous citations from local newspapers of the time. The author is a career-long adult educator raised in Jeffersonville, New York. He holds degrees in natural resources and education from Cornell University and lives with his family in Ithaca, New York.
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- 6x9, 124 pages