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Canastota Public Library, a beautiful Carnegie library located 30 miles east of Syracuse, hosts a great local history collection.  Their collection includes contributed genealogies and family histories, especially of Italian families who settled in Canastota.  Their materials on New York Heritage are mainly from the first half of the 20th century and reflect a vibrant trading town on the Erie Canal.

Early Canastota Collection

Photos, clippings and documents that describe Canastota in the 19th Century.

Early Canastota Business Collection

Documents and newspaper clippings about the first businesses in Canastota.

Canastota Schools Collection

School souveniers, including programs, newslettters and photos of Canastota students from the 1880s into the 1930s.

Lenox Memorial Hospital Collection

Documents and newspaper clippings about the hospital that served the area from about 1911 to 1966.

 

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