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By Judi Stewart and Dianne Crowley
Wikipedia defines a time capsule as “a historic cashe of goods or information.” The story in this book is such a time capsule that begins in 1942 and ends in 1945. This book contains letters from soldiers and family members who wrote to Mrs. Lena Steele over that period. The letters, which were recently found, appeared to be untouched from the time they were placed in a small box until discovered in the fall of 2019; an appropriate description of a time capsule. The book offers a snapshot of young men and women sent to war and their deep bond to the community in which they grew up. It is dedicated to the soldiers and the woman, Lena Steele, who kept that bond alive for them during those war years.
By Sandra Bortle Schlenker
History of Elton Park, the Civil War Monument with profiles of Civil War soldiers and Civil War letters written by Oscar Parker.
By Virginia Schroeder and Marilyn Herr-Gesell
The history of Bloomfield, N.Y. starting with the Native Americans, Phelps Gorham purchase, early settlers and their families, Taverns and Inns, Churches, Schools and Industries and Businesses.
By Margaret G. Parshall, Virginia Schroeder, Annita Breitweiser
History of educational institutions beginning with District 10 of the first settlement in Bloomfield, N.Y. to the current centralized school system.
By Paul Hudson
In celebration of the Society’s 50th anniversary, this book stitches together the history of East Bloomfield Historical Society using “newspaper articles, reports, Society minutes, historical files and ephemera dating back over a century.”
By Diana J. Wade, Town Historian
The book is a compilation of the East Bloomfield Review, a newsletter producted by Mrs. Lena Steele and sent to the men and women from East Bloomfield, N.Y. and surrounding area towns, who served in the armed forces during World War II. The Review contained items about the soldiers, town happenings; births, marriages and deaths. Wonderful source of local history during these years.
By Judi Stewart and Joan Hall
In celebration of the East Bloomfield Historical Society’s 50th anniversary, the Society the members were invited to participate in creating a 50th Anniversary Signature Quilt. The book tells the history of signature quilts and contains color photos with the history of the five signature quilts in the Society’s collection. The earliest quilt is approximately between 1830 and 1860.