#B3. Images of America - Knox Farm
A stone wall along Seneca Street in East Aurora, New York, welcomes visitors to Knox Farm State Park with its charming buildings, woodlands, and open fields. The farmland was purchased by Seymour H. Knox, an entrepreneur from Russell, New York. Successful in the five-and-dime store industry with his cousin F.W. Woolworth, Knox expanded his business interests to include raising horses and developing a self-sustaining farm. Following his death in 1915, his family maintained and expanded the property, gracing it with architectural features reflecting their interests. In the 1990s, with the passing of Seymour Knox II and sons, the family's desire to preserve the beloved property was fulfilled with the establishment of Knox Farm State Park. Co-author Gerald L. Halligan is a retired special education teacher for the Buffalo Public Schools, local historical tour guide, and martial arts instructor. Co-author and East Aurora resident Renee M. Oubre is a foreign language teacher and an artist/photographer. 128 pages.