Champion, Great Bend, And Deferiet (Images Of America)
Champion, Great Bend, and Deferiet were all founded in the 1800s. Farming has always been the lifeblood of Champion; Noadiah Hubbard―original settler, land agent, merchant, and builder―did much to encourage its settlement and growth. Great Bend’s location on the Black River drew various mills looking to utilize inexpensive waterpower. Such corporations included the Sherman Paper Company and the Gr...
Series: Images of America
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (March 19, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 3102765
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“My husband, who grew up in the town of Champion, received this book from myself for this past Christmas. We were both very interested in the photos and information contained in the book. Next time we drive through Champion, Deferiet or Great Bend, we...”
at Bend Paper Company, which was incorporated in September 1868 to manufacture straw wrapping papers and strawboard. F.W. Woolworth, of five-and-dime fame, endowed a church here in honor of his parents on September 15, 1915. Deferiet was originally founded by French émigré Jenika de Ferriet. It became a mill town in 1899 when the land was acquired by the St. Regis Paper Company, which employed immigrants of Italian and Polish extraction. As the mills gradually left the Northeast, these communities reverted to their farming roots, in many cases attracting families for settlement and retirement.