It was a delight to be on hand yesterday in "History's Hometown" -- Auburn, New York -- for the dedication of the newly refurbished Emerson Park Pavilion. This community asset has been a meeting place for Auburnians for more than 100 years. In 1944 industrialist Fred L. Emerson donated the land, which he had owned and operated as a park for his employees, to Cayuga County "for the perpetual and free use of Cayuga's citizens for outings and leisurely wholesome enjoyment." The park and pavilion are just a few of Fred Emerson's legacies; he also founded the Fred L. Emerson Foundation, Inc., which celebrates 80 years of "Quiet Philanthropy" this month. CorporateHistory.net is proud to have chronicled that history.
For more on the ceremony, here's a link to the local daily newspaper: