Field Horne’s new book Westchester County: A History (Westchester County Historical Society, 2018) includes over 225 illustrations and is the first comprehensive history of the county to be published in 40 years.
The book traces the history of Westchester County from its early native peoples to today.
Making extensive use of archival photographs, the author weaves the story of Westchester’s growth and development over 200 plus years. Farming, manufacturing, development of villages and suburbs, the contributions of African Americans and the waves of immigrants are all chronicled.
Field Horne, a resident of Saratoga Springs, grew up in Mount Pleasant and was the eleventh generation of his family in Westchester County. He has written a dozen books on American history and culture including histories of Greene County and Saratoga Springs.
Westchester County: A History can be purchased for $40 at independent bookstores in Westchester and on line at the Westchester County Historical Society.