Amherst depicts the breathtaking evolution of a small farming community into a major economic, educational, and medical hub of western New York. The book reveals how Amherst’s rich soils, rapid falls, and near-Buffalo location led to the community’s great progress and growth. In a single century, the population rose from just over four thousand in 1900 to one hundred fifteen thousand in 2000. Today, the town includes the thousand-acre campus of the new State University of New York at Buffalo and the Amherst Museum, visited by more than fifty thousand people each year.
Joseph A. Grande hand-picked the images for Amherst from the vast collections of the Amherst Museum, of which he is a trustee. He has served at least six other local and regional historical groups for many years as either chair, president, or member. He is also the author of numerous other works on local history. A former college history professor and college administrator, he retired as vice president for academic affairs at D’Youville College.
Author(s): Joseph A. Grande
# of Pages: 128
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
On Sale Date: 09/06/2004
# of Images: 200 Black and White