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Book on Warrensburg history to debut

A new book detailing Warrensburg's 200 years of history since it was officially declared a town is now available from the Warrensburg Museum of Local History and various local stores. The volume describes various community leaders and influential people, organizations and aspects of Warrensburg, up through recent decades.

A new book detailing Warrensburg's 200 years of history since it was officially declared a town is now available from the Warrensburg Museum of Local History and various local stores. The volume describes various community leaders and influential people, organizations and aspects of Warrensburg, up through recent decades. Photo by Thom Randall.

— A book that details the personalities, circumstances, and society of Warrensburg over the past 200 years will soon be available.

“Warrensburg NY: 200 Years of People, Places & Events” will go on sale beginning Sunday Feb. 16 at a party set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Lizzie Keays Restaurant, 89 River St.

All are invited to attend.

The 184-page soft-cover book contains more than 300 photographs and a 19-page index with over 2,300 listings. Topics range from the town’s earliest settlers in the late 18th Century to more recent notable events and people of the 1900s.

The volume also describes industries, businesses and events that contributed to a thriving and prosperous community that influenced local, state and national society and politics, Parisi said. The book was published to commemorate the town's bicentennial, which occurred Feb. 12, 2013. The official publication date is to be on the day of the town's 201st anniversary on Feb. 12, 2014.

Five years of planning, research, writing and design were invested in the book, spearheaded by Warrensburg Town Historian Sandi Parisi. The effort included work by more than 20 volunteers.

People that contributed to the book will be attending the book-release party to sign copies.

The retail price of the book is $19.95. Following its debut, the volume will be available for purchase at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History as well as other retail outlets.

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