Conesus Lake, New York (Images of America Series)

Conesus Lake, New York (Images of America Series)

by Sharon L. Mistretta


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Conesus Lake is the westernmost of the 11 Finger Lakes. Often referred to as one of the “Little Fingers,” it is located about 25 miles south of Rochester, New York. In 1924, the City of Rochester announced plans to use Conesus Lake to supplement the water supply for its residents. A year later, cottagers around the lake successfully banded together to protect Conesus’s sparkling waters and preserve the area as a summer resort. Over time, the lake area has grown, and restaurants, taverns, campgrounds, and amusement parks have sprung up from the demand of the lake’s many visitors. Today, four towns—Geneseo, Groveland, Conesus, and Livonia—border the approximate 18 miles of shoreline.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467121996
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 07/21/2014
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,151,439
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Sharon L. Mistretta grew up in the area of Conesus Lake and has been a resident of the town of Livonia since 1971. Many hours have been spent gleaning hundreds of historical newspapers for information, and over 500 photographs have been coaxed from the personal scrapbooks of local residents as well as from area historical societies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Conesus Lake 9

2 Early Years 17

3 Camps and Clubs 39

4 People 53

5 Hotels and Inns 73

6 Floods, Storms, and Such 91

7 Amusements and Recreation 97

8 Businesses 113

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