The Sharon Springs Timeline: A Microcosm
of American History, with Dates Relating to a Remarkable Village and Neighboring Regions, from the 16th Century to Modern
Times, is a chronology ranging from the 1500s to the present. It provides a helpful overview of the history
of the Sharon Springs region of upstate New York and of American history in general. It covers wide-ranging subject matter
organized in relation to: Settlement and Demarcation; Politics and Warfare; Technology and Transportation; Historic Businesses
and Buildings; and Education, Arts, and Entertainment. As stated in the Authors’ Note: “The Village of Sharon
Springs is remarkable in its widely varied degree of economic ebb and flow and diversity of people. Understanding its complex
history – and that of surrounding regions – helps one understand the history of an entire nation.”
About the Authors:
Waldman is a freelance writer and former archivist for the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown.
He is the author of a number of reference books published by Facts On File, including Atlas of the North American Indian and
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, both originally published in the 1980s and now in their third editions. He is the
coauthor of Encyclopedia of Exploration (2005) and Encyclopedia of European Peoples (2006). Carl has also done screenwriting
about Native Americans, including an episode of Miami Vice entitled “Indian Wars,” and Legend of Two-Path, a drama
about the Native American side of Raleigh’s Lost Colony, shown at Festival Park on Roanoke Island in North Carolina.
A musician as well as a writer, he works with young people in the Performance and Production Workshops at the Cherry Valley
Old School. Waldman resides in Cherry Valley, New York.
Chris Campbell’s family dates back to 1739 in Cherry Valley. In 1778, during the Revolutionary
War, some of his ancestors were captured by Tories and Iroquois and taken to Canada. They were released two years later in
Albany as part of a prisoner exchange. Other ancestors, Samuel Campbell and William W. Campbell, are featured in the Sharon
Springs Timeline. Chris is a collector of rare books, maps, and postcards with a lifelong interest in history and a special
interest in colonial land patents and upstate New York. He was the founder and first chairman of the Cherry Valley Planning
Board and has worked as a surveyor and realtor as well as a researcher for the Otsego County Map Department. Ham radio is
one of his hobbies. Campbell is also from Cherry Valley, New York.
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and informative work of Carl Waldman and Chris Campbell, The
Sharon Springs Timeline is an impressively written and presented history that could well serve as a template for preparing
regional histories of other community histories around the country. Informed and informative, The Sharon Springs
Timeline is also available in a Kindle edition (9781938729188, $4.99)."