Legends and Stories of the Finger Lakes Region (Paperback)
The Heart of New York State
Cameo Press, 9780963599056, 144pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1995
This book contains twenty-one legends of the Finger Lakes Region, three each on seven topics: lake legends, evil legends, geographical legends, ethereal legends, native origin legends, destiny legends, and self-sacrifice legends. The book also includes seventy-six stories about the region, which contains 264 municipalities in fourteen counties spread over 9,000 square miles.
About the Author
Emerson Klees is the editor / publisher of Cameo Press. He is also the author of thirty books, half about New York State and the Finger Lakes Region and half collective biographies of role models of human values, such as perseverance, motivation, determination, resilience, and creativity. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, Penn State University, major: electronics, a M.B.A. from New York University, major: management, minor: statistics, and a M.A. in English literature (creative writing track) from the State University of New York at Brockport. For six years, he was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship and business organization.
He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association, past member of the New York State Historical Society and the Rochester / Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, as well as past member and vice president of the New York State Regional Publishers Association. His awards include two first places and two second places in the E. H. Corron National Historical Essay Contest.