Across New York State, small towns and big cities alike have stories to tell. A unique travel guide for history buffs, Signs of Distinction delves into the varied stories revealed on town welcome signs. Welcome signs in every corner of the state beckon visitors, urging you to stop and explore. After all, who could resist stopping in a village that declares itself, The Birthplace of Jell-O? Similarly, the town that calls itself, The Bandstand of the Finger Lakes, makes you want to dance Fifty-one stories--each accompanied by a photograph of the welcome sign--share the history of these communities and their unique attributes. History lovers, road warriors, and folks who love trivia will enjoy reading about these New York towns and the stories behind their welcome signs.
About the Author
Chuck D'Imperio is an award-winning radio broadcaster, author, and newspaper columnist in upstate New York. His many books include Graves of Upstate New York: A Guide to 100 Notable Resting Places; Open House: 35 Historic Upstate New York Homes; and Upstate Uncovered: 100 Unique, Unusual, and Overlooked Destinations in Upstate New York, also published by SUNY Press.