December 24 2010

Press Release: WCHS Historic Preservation Award: "The Legacy of Coxton Lake"

Patricia Brownell Dudley, WCHS Executive Director Sally Talaga & Carol Henry Dunn, WCHS 1st VP

An antique post card of Coxton Lake

The book "The Legacy of Coxton Lake"

On Saturday, October 23, in a ceremony at the Wayne County Historical Society's headquarters at 810 Main Street, Honesdale, authors Patricia Brownell Dudley and Suzanne Baker Dehmel were presented with a 2010 Historic Preservation Award for its their book "The Legacy of Coxton Lake." Fearing that with the passing of time, the stories of the lake's cottages, most of which have been passed from generation to generation, would be forgotten, they began assembling the richly illustrated book, which was completed in little more than a year. Beautiful Coxton Lake is the largest, and certainly one of the least publicized, lakes in Preston Township.

Nominations for these awards are accepted throughout the year and everyone is invited to participate. Ground rules and nomination forms are available online at or at the museum, 810 Main St., Honesdale.