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Between the River and the Rail

Railroad fever gripped the nation during the latter decades of the nineteenth-century. As the New York and Pennsylvania timber and tanning industries burgeoned from dreams of endless forest and mineral wealth, many towns in the region clamored for a train … Continue reading

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A Century Gone

The passenger pigeon was once the most abundant wild bird in North America and, perhaps, in all the world. It’s been said that more than a quarter of all the birds in North America in the 1800s were Ectopistes migratorius, … Continue reading

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Greenwood Diary, 1930s

[Years ago I was given an old diary that had come from a local auction. It had been written by an anonymous farm wife from this rivertop location where I live. I saved the booklet for a while because of … Continue reading

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R.I.P., J.R.

John Rezelman died in Bath, New York on February 10, 2012. You may not have known John or ever heard of him, but if you can think of an elderly gentleman friendly to the small-scale farmer and the artist, one … Continue reading

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