Saturday, September 19, 2009
Postcards from the Mohawk Valley -- The book
The Mohawk Valley. Gateway to the West when the West was in the East. Travel along with our photographer as he makes a personal exploration of the 95 mile course of the Mohawk river between Schenectady and Rome. Geography made this area of New York State a natural transportation corridor. From Iroquois trail, to the Erie canal, to the Water Level Route of the New York Central and the New York State Thruway, millions of people and millions of tons of goods have passed through the valley. It's an area rich in history and is blessed with natural beauty, and it's an area that is struggling to adapt to changing economies. As the speed of transportation increases the Mohawk Valley has become a place passed through and a place passed by. There is a sense, and one can see this in Gould's photographs, that this is a place that time has forgot. Take a look, and share your thoughts. This Blurb book has 80 pages printed on their premium stock with a hardcover binding. Available now. Images and text by Erik Gould.