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Upstate New York: Towns that We Love

Upstate New York is an illustrated history of the countryside in upstate New York. It takes the reader through the history and scenery of a place like no other, featuring six local towns that played an important role in the battle of Saratoga, and the turning point of the American Revolution. The reader will become acquainted with the lives and times of the people who live there now and who lived there in days gone by.

85 pages, hardcover, 9.5 x 0.4 x 13.1 inches, 2011, $22.95
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Drawn to the Land: The Romance of Farming

Drawn to the Land: The Romance of Farming takes readers on a spellbinding tour of upstate New York and its farming community. A follow-up to Upstate New York: Towns That We Love, this volume focuses on the men and women who feel the enduring pull of the land. From beekeeping to winemaking, the book tells the story of the dedication and passion that mark every sustainable New York homestead. The reader learns about raising chickens, building silos, and growing potatoes from conversations with the people who remain devoted to the natural world in an increasingly urban age.Alongside Barton’s descriptions of animals, farm stands, and fresh ice cream are Elizabeth’s oil paintings, which burst from the page with the love and admiration of an artist revisiting the place she was raised. Rural upstate New York is a one-of-a-kind locale, and Drawn to the Land celebrates its unique culture, conveying the richness of both its soil and its traditions.

40 pages, hardcover, 9 x 0.4 x 11.5 inches, 2010, $18.95
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Baltimore County: Historical Reflections and Favorite Scenes

Baltimore County is an illustrative history with four-color illustrations, revealing alluring aspects of Baltimore County, Maryland, through art and text. Here are quintessential images of our homes and farms, our treasured landscapes, our storied past, and Baltimore County’s fascinating history.

60 pages, softcover, 9 x 0.1 x 12 inches, 2012, $18.95
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The Reincarnation of Piggy Pie Pooh

The Reincarnation of Piggy Pie-Pooh: A Dog Trilogy is a compilation of three tales that present the idea how dogs and man have developed a beautiful partnership throughout the ages. What can become an eternal love affair between man’s best friend and him or herself can have interesting variations. The 3 plots are wildly divergent:the temptation of a young doctor, an orphan puppy, a mysterious dog trainer that resembles a movie star, and a willful Pekingese who refuses to be parted from her mistress, even by death. Yet a central theme unites these stories: we and dogs are connected at the heart. There is nothing like dog love!

110 pages, hardcover, 6 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches, 2014, $11.95
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Untold Stories of the Battenkill

The book is a full color, hard bound coffee table production that offers the reader a series of intimate recollections, historical information , and a wonderful selection of art inspired by the Battenkill River’s beauty. The stories, vignettes, personal and oral histories, artwork and photographs highlight the river’s history. The Battenkill watershed’s environmental, recreational and cultural importance in New York and Vermont are all highlighted within these pages.

72 pages, hardcover, 11.9 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches, 2017, $24.95
This book is published by the Battenkill Conservancy.