The early days of Delaware County and Otsego County, NY, and their various towns and townships, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 32 Page Booklet, reprinted primarily from two hard-to-find books: the 1841 edition of Historical Collections of the State of New York by John Warner Barber and Henry Howe, and New York, a Guide to the Empire State, a WPA project. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper, with the print enlarged for easier reading. A clear vinyl sheet has been added to protect the front cover. The communities mentioned include: DELAWARE COUNTY: Andes, Arkville, Bovina, Colchester, Davenport, Delhi, Fleischmanns, Franklin, Hamden, Hancock, Harpersfield, Kortright, Margaretville, Masonville, Meredith, Middletown, Roxbury, Sidney, Stamford, Tompkins, and Walton. OTSEGO COUNTY: Burlington, Burlington Flats, Butternuts, Louoisville, Gilbertsville, Cherry Valley, Decatur, Edmeston, Exeter, Laurens, Laurensville, Jackson, Maryland, Middlefield, Phoenix, Milford, Collierville, New Lisbon, Nobleville, Oneonta, Otego, Otsego, Cooperstown, Pittsfield, Unadilla Forks, Lloydsville, Richfield, Canaderaga Springs, Brighton, Monticello, Springfield, Unadilla, Unadilla Centre, Westford and Worcester. Among the many fascinating topics in the booklet are: the Cost of Land, the Delaware Literary Institute; Col. John Harper and his Indian Encounters during the Revolution; Exploits of Capt. Alexander Harper; a Tall Pine; a Tale about the Power of Melting Rivers; a Description of Cherry Valley from "Annals of Tryon County;" How the Indians Saved the Early Settlers; a Little Romance; a School for Boys; Details of Attacks by Indians and Tories in the Revolution; a Bear "Bares" a Frenchman; the Otsego Harold; Gen. Herkimer's Meeting with the Indian Brant in 1777; the Grave of James Fenimore Cooper; The National Baseball Museum; the Anti-Rent War; two schoolmates -- Jay Gould and John Burroughs. Names mentioned include Timothy Beach, Levi Bigelow, John Butler, James Campbell, William Campbell, Congreve, William Cooper, William Dickson, Samuel Dunlop, Silas Fitch, Ebenezer Foote, William Gallt, Groghan, Francis Whiting Halsey, Hamble, Col. John Harper, John Christopher Hartwick, Judge Hudson, Johnston, Law, Lindesay, Mitchell, Timothy Murphy, Joseph Phelon, David Ramsay, Daniel Shepherd, Peter Smith, Stewart, and John Wells. ILLUSTRATIONS depict a Southwest view of Cherry Valley, a western view of Cooperstown, an eastern view of Delhi Village and the Delaware Literary Institute in Franklin. The Howe/Barber history covers the development of this area until about 1841, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glympse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. There's also a small map of the area from a 1948 booklet printed by the New York Telephone Company.