Places ground our history. People make history lively. Come along on the journey as historian Susan E. Leath follows her curiosity in Bethlehem, New York. The essays inside explore just a few of the people and places that make Bethlehem unique. Learn about Victorian and vernacular farmhouses, and about the families that made these types of building home. Find out the story of World War I veteran John Adams Dyer, Hudson River light keeper Warren Welch and architect Grace Slingerland. Wonder about how Delmar got its name, and just where is the hamlet of Frazertown.
Author Susan E. Leath was appointed Bethlehem Town Historian in 2007. She is inspired by the people who generously share their family history. Leath believes local history opens the way to the wider sweep of our national story. She invites you to be curious about the everyday people and places around you.