By Mary Ann Kane

while Cortland used to be integrated as a village in 1853, its inhabitants was once quite often transplanted New Englanders and Irish immigrants, and it encompassed territory 1 mile from east to west. by means of 1871, rail traces crossed the village, and their cargos of coal inspired the advance of industries, quite carriages and sleighs. The Eighteen Nineties introduced Cortland�s first city renewal with industrialists exchanging wood mansions with ones of brick, stone, and Queen Anne designs. the twentieth century opened with complete employment in industries that not just served the rustic but in addition the area. This inspired Italians, Ukrainians, and Lebanese to settle in Cortland and proportion their background. pictures from the documents of the Cortland County old Society illustrate how lifestyles used to be lived in Cortland ahead of the twenty first century.

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