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David Minor <[log in to unmask]>
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A LISTSERV list for discussions pertaining to New York State history." <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 17 Nov 1999 10:58:47 -0500
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That's been my understanding. I know several friends and relatives have
bought property in the Finger Lakes region (below the southern end of the
lakes) for recreational/residential use that was once farmland and has
reverted to fields and woodlands. One thing to bear in mind I think, is
that much NYS farmland was desireable ONLY compared to much of New
England's, and isn't really that good for agriculture. Bath, NY, never
became the metropolis land agent/promoter Charles Williamson foresaw,
largely because the soil wasn't very conducive to raising commercial crops.
At least that's my understanding. Anyone else care to weigh in on all of

David Minor

>Am I to read this right.  The amount of Forest Land is increasing in NYS?
>Jim Maguire
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