Neil Yates, President of the Bakerville Library Board, has just published the second edition of his book, ‘Where Walk the Souls of Heroes’ and he will be signing copies of the book at the Bakerville Marketplace this coming Saturday, August 4. Following is a press release regarding the book signing:
When Neal Yates and his wife Kathy moved to the Baker(s)ville section of New Hartford, he did not know the history of his new home, named Walhalla, built in 1835. After twenty years of research he has published a 263 page book on the history of Baker(s)ville highlighting the history and past owners of over thirty homes. He also tackles the question of whether or not there is an “s” in Baker(s)ville (depends on who you believe), and the connection Borden Milk has to the area. From just one home, he discovered past owners to include ”a Civil War colonel, dime-store novelist and published poet; a 19th century feminist writer and publisher; and a member of the first Walter Camp All-American football college squad…” As Yates explained; “What began as a glance at an old house and the people who owned it …evolved into a search for the full story of both its role in the history of my adaptive hamlet and a major American industry.”
Copies of ‘Where Walk the Souls of Heroes: The stories of Walhalla and Baker(s)ville, Connecticut’ are available at The Bakerville Library, 6 Maple Hollow, New Hartford, just off Route 202. Neil will be available for signing at the library’s Bakerville Marketplace and Used Book Sale on August 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., as well as at the New Hartford Farmers’ Market in Pine Meadow on Route 44 on Friday, August 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds go to The Bakerville Library.
For more information on Neil’s book call The Bakerville Library at 860-482-8806 or visit the Bakerville Library website.
The Bakerville Marketplace will take place on Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Marketplace includes crafts, flowers and face painting. There will also be a teacup auction and a baked goods sales. The Used Book Sale is being held the same day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All proceeds from the Bakerville Marketplace and Used Book Sale will benefit the Bakerville Library.
For more information on the Bakerville Marketplace and Used Book Sale visit the Bakerville Library website.