Book cover- The Almond Story : The Early Years, by John F. ReynoldsIn 1962, John Reynolds, published a delightful book, The Almond Story – The Early Years. The book was eagerly received by the community, and was a catalyst in lighting a fire within local people to Join with John and organize the Almond Historical Society.

All copies of this book have been distributed, including the second printing which was done about seven years ago. However, the AHS board, in conjunction with Andy Phelan/Quail Creek Publishing Company, have contracted for the third printing of The Almond Story – The Early Years.

In celebration of the Almond Historical Society’s fifty years, the book will be available this fall. This will be a great Christmas gift for your friends and family! When you read it, the history of this valley will come alive – written from the heart of the man whose passion for the preservation of Almond’s history brought forth not only this book, but also the Almond Historical Society more than four decades ago.

Cost of the book will be $18 plus $4 shipping if we need to mail it out.
Contact Donna B. Ryan, AHS secretary, PO Box 245, Almond, New York 14804 to order. Make your checks payable to Almond Historical Society – and please note how many books and where they should be sent – or if you plan to pick them at Hagadorn House.