It has been over a month since I last posted. I have continued to get information and photos from very helpful people and I recently was given a link to a site and remembered 2 other sites that are sources for information on the boarding houses from 1870s on up.
These sources (newspapers and Erie Railway booklets) have corrected some of my assumptions, confirmed others, and added new information.
All this to say, though I continue to work almost non stop on Echo Hill and Mountain Grove, I am realizing that I can not project the date that the book will be available. I hope to start posting more on this site in a couple weeks
For those of you who know I live in Arizona, we are safe from the horrid fire on the east side of the state.