Pleasant Valley: Our Community History and Stories

Pleasant Valley History Committee

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Everyone is invited to the launch of the new history of Pleasant Valley, Queens Co., on November 17 at 2 pm at the Pleasant Valley Memorial Church.

Pleasant Valley: Our Community History and Stories, is illustrated with hundreds of photos that help document the development of Pleasant Valley as a community, and provide an account of the families who settled there—those who stayed, and those who moved on, the stories of their daily lives, of how world events affected them, stories of families and individuals who left to make their marks in other regions and professions, and stories of change—“for time stands still for no one.”

Pleasant Valley was first settled in the early 1800s. Many of its residents can trace their families back five generations. Standing on the grounds of the Pleasant Valley church today, say publishers the Pleasant Valley History Committee, one can visualize the earlier generations at work in this place: the sound of the saw mill blades stretching, sheep bleating in the meadow, a train whistle signaling arrival to the flag stop, and children calling the cows in from the brook. “Their hearts must have been full as they worked and played among the hills of this beautiful and blessed place,” says the Committee.

Pleasant Valley: Our Community History and Stories will be available for purchase at the launch event. It is published by the Pleasant Valley History Committee with financial assistance from the Government of Canada New Horizons for Seniors Program. An outdoor interpretative panel will also be unveiled at the event. Visit for information or to order the book online.