Auburn by Hilary Pittenger
(Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

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Auburn has been a town of many names. Native Americans referred to it as Ilalko, the towns founders called it Slaughter, and finally, city leaders, hoping to attract more visitors and business from the expanding railroad lines, named it Auburn. Auburn has been a hops boomtown, a major railroad hub, and The Little Detroit of the West. The city has been a home to immigrants from countries around the world, including Japan, Italy, Ireland, and Sweden. Auburn is a growing suburban city with the heart of a small-town farming community that has always been proud of its local businesses and its hardworking citizens.

About Hilary Pittenger

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Hilary Pittenger is the curator of collections at the White River Valley Museum in Auburn. She has drawn on photographs and archives from the White River Valley Museum and other historic repositories to present this visual history of a small town that made it big.
Published March 3, 2014 by Arcadia Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction