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Author recalls growing up in Port Henry

Memories compiled in new book

A Crown Point woman has written a book about her memories as a child growing up in Port Henry. Jean Arleen Breed has authored “Paper Girl — A Nostalgic Look at Port Henry During the 1950s and 1960s.”

A Crown Point woman has written a book about her memories as a child growing up in Port Henry. Jean Arleen Breed has authored “Paper Girl — A Nostalgic Look at Port Henry During the 1950s and 1960s.”

— A Crown Point woman has written a book about her memories as a child growing up in Port Henry.

Jean Arleen Breed has authored “Paper Girl — A Nostalgic Look at Port Henry During the 1950s and 1960s.”

“It is a historical reminiscence about the people and places that were in Port Henry when I was just a kid delivering newspapers to those folks,” Breed said. “It has 50 historical photos of the people and places that were in Port Henry then.

“Many of them are just distant memories now so I wanted to capture all these photos and memories together in one place,” she added. “It was just a wonderful time and place and I wanted to write this book so folks could see just how great the Port Henry area was in the booming 50s and 60s. I was the only little girl delivering newspapers then so I think folks took me under their wing and helped me out.”

The book is expected back from the publisher in April and will then be available locally. A portion of proceeds will go the Sherman Free Library in Port Henry.

“I want the library to benefit from this book and make a profit on my book that they can spend on their library,” Breed said. “I so enjoyed going to that library when I was just a kid and now I want to give something back to the community of Port Henry.”

Breed believes the book will be especially entertaining for people who lived in Port Henry during that time period.

“I hope people will really enjoy reading it and seeing the photos as much as I enjoyed writing it,” Breed said. “I want to leave a lasting keepsake of the place I was born and where I grew up — a place I dearly love and I think this book will do the job.”

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