Skaneateles, 1826

“October 7.  Cloudy and prospects of rain, but we set out early in hopes of reaching Genoa the same evening; rode to Nine Mile Hollow. This is a singular village situated between two steep hills; rode to Skaneateles. This is an elegant village. It lies at the head of a lake of the same name. The houses are generally built of wood and painted white. They appear to have more taste about their houses, yards and gardens, than is generally seen in this country.”

— From “An account of a journey by stage taken in 1826, written by Amelia, daughter of Zophar Mead, of Field Point, who married Isaac Lyon in 1828, preserved by his descendants” in Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich (1911) by Spencer P. Mead

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