Owasco Lake (Ny) (Postcard History)

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On the eastern edge of the famed New York State Finger Lakes is Owasco Lake, a name believed to have been derived from Mohawk and Iroquois tribes, referring to a crossing. Its rich history includes a Native American settlement, an early pioneer farming community, the site of a Victorian-era amusement park, important railroad lines and steamers, and elaborate summer homes, called camps, owned by local wealthy industrialists. In Owasco Lake, the reader will explore the lakes bountiful and beautiful past, featured on postcards sent around the world.


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