Collection ID: CK-001

Collection context


Kreuger, Charlotte
The Charlotte Kreuger Papers contain meeting minutes and papers pertaining to The Third Great Western Turnpike.
1 manuscript box and 0.42 linear feet


Scope and Content:

The Charlotte Kreuger Papers contain four notebooks filled with meeting minutes for The Third Great Western Turnpike construction and maintenance. The collection also contains papers pertaining to the construction, improvement, nd use of the gates on the Turnpike, the election the Turnpike's directors, medical newspaper clippings, Democratic Co. Committee correspondence and newspaper clippings, Cazenovia Concert Hall flyers, and miscellaneous documents.

Biographical / Historical:

According to the article, "The Cherry Valley Turnpike" written by Richard Palmer on The Crooked Lake Review, "the Third Great Western Turnpike Company was chartered by the State of New York Legislature in 1803, and was organized on Nov. 16th of that year. The name was derived from the fact that the First Great Western Turnpike was from Albany to Duanesburg and the Second Great Western was from there to Cherry Valley. Eventually, this system of roads was nicknamed the Cherry Valley Turnpike. Later, this name was also applied to what is now Route 20 west of Cazenovia. This section, running to Skaneateles, was never a turnpike, but a system of local roads interconnected to extend Route 20 westward in the 1930s."

The relation of Charlotte Kreuger to the Third Great Western Turnpike is unknown, as is any information on Kreuger herself.

Acquisition information:
The acquisition of the Charlotte Kreuger Papers is unknown as of October 28th, 2022.
Processing information:

The Charlotte Kreuger Papers were processed by Lucy Bell for the 2021/2022 grant funded project from the New York State Parks and Recreation Department to create and publish finding aids for the archives of the Lorenzo State Historic Site.


The Charlotte Kreuger Collection doesn't have an arrangement scheme due to its small size and subject majority of the Third Great Western Turnpike.


There haven't been any past accruals to the Charlotte Kreuger Papers, nor any future accruals are expected.

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: a Content Standard



The Charlotte Kreuger Papers are open for public research. The Lorenzo State Historic Site archives are open to researchers by appointment only. Please call 315-655-3200 to set up your appointment.


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South Cottage
17 Rippleton Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035, United States