History buff, active in local historical society-volunteer at its museum where I have access to personal journals-letters circa 1850's- 1910- wrote a novel based on material (had to do it in fiction to protect descendents from any embarrassment)Printed & sold out as fundraiser. Amazed with the broad reach of the novel. Got positive feedback from all over the country. Also book is in 4 libraries and word of mouth keeps it circulating.
Keepsake Calendar 1998 was historical account of Gowanda condensed into 12 pages used in place of the usual pictoral format - great success as fundraiser -