- Mark Simonson
- Monday, October 1, 2012
October a busy month for construction and demolition in 1982
- Saturday, September 29, 2012
Otsego County Economic Council became active for the 1932 elections
Regardless of your political affiliation, a website worth looking at is that of the U.S. National Debt Clock, www.usdebtclock.org. The speed of the numbers changing is one that may make a few jaws drop. The deficit and economy will certainly be growing on the minds of many in the coming weeks, during what has been called the worst recession since the Great Depression.
- Monday, September 24, 2012
Sidney closely follows Bendix takeover talks in 1982
- Saturday, September 22, 2012
First private planes delivered locally in 1927
You know someone was financially well-to-do in 1927 when it was reported in the newspapers that he had purchased his own personal airplane. This happened twice during the autumn of that year, by residents of Morris and Oneonta.
- Monday, September 17, 2012
1982 slaying sparked 3-month manhunt
Traffic was moving quite slowly within about 100 miles of the village of Afton on Thursday evening and Friday, Sept. 16-17, 1982, as many police agencies set up roadblocks in search for a killer or killers of a convenience store clerk.
- Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thrift campaign launched in Oneonta in 1917
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Up to 30,000 visited Delhi in 1957 for parade of armed forces
It has been quite awhile since between 25,000 to 30,000 visitors descended upon Delhi on a single weekend.
- Saturday, September 8, 2012
Bigger roundhouse, new gym were news in 1917 Oneonta
- Saturday, September 1, 2012
Railroad strike in 1922 caused local clashes
In what was called the “Great Railroad Strike” of 1922, most Oneonta residents were deep in the labor frustration and tension, along with the rest of the nation. We didn’t have National Guard troops here, as railroad towns in seven other states did, but Oneonta saw its fair share of scuffles between strikers, the railroad and strike breakers.
- Monday, August 27, 2012
Computer age reached Oneonta schools in 1980s
I took computer science in college.
- Saturday, August 25, 2012
Governor's visit to Schenevus fair in 1912 was memorable
It was one of the last in a long series of events known as the Schenevus Fair, but the 1912 edition probably had people talking about it for years to come around the village. It was a case of severe weather striking when a governor came to visit.
- Monday, August 20, 2012
Oneonta Municipal Airport experiences expansion in August 1987
Oneonta's airport was seeing expansion, Hartwick College did a bit of revising of its history, it was payoff time for those communities affected by the Marcy South Power line project, horror visited Cherry Valley and Christmas tree farming was on the rise. It was all part of our local life and times in August 1987.
- Saturday, August 18, 2012
‘Mr. Dollar,’ other characters populated 1937 Oneonta
- Monday, August 13, 2012
Veteran bus drivers in area have many stories to tell
There are plenty of large passenger buses on the roads these days, but a majority of them are for charter services. Only a few are on scheduled routes, such as the Utica-New York or Albany-Binghamton routes, passing through Oneonta. Years ago, there were several more bus companies on scheduled routes, and the drivers logged a lot of miles, complete with many stories to tell.
- Saturday, August 11, 2012
A wake-up call sounded in August 1942
- Monday, August 6, 2012
Deteriorated Maple Street playground became green space in early 1990s
Today there is a green space with a number of trees, benches and a walking path at the top of Maple and State streets.
- Saturday, August 4, 2012
Site in Oneonta chosen for Hartwick College in 1927
By August 1927 it was no longer "late, breaking news" that Hartwick College would be established in Oneonta. That news had been learned back in March. A "Greater Hartwick" campaign to raise $600,000 by both the Hartwick Seminary and Oneonta's citizens was well under way.
- Saturday, July 28, 2012
Men got ready for military camp in August 1917
Emotions were starting to run high as the calendar was changed over to August 1917, regarding the local preparation of men heading off to Europe for World War I.
- Monday, July 23, 2012
Summer Olympics bragging rights on the line in 1952
With the 2012 Summer Olympic Games set to begin in London later this week, excitement will be varied, depending on the sport or a specific athlete.
- Saturday, July 21, 2012
James Fenimore Cooper wasn't always liked in Cooperstown
It might be a slight stretch of the historical imagination, but back in the 1830s, Cooperstown had a situation involving "Occupiers" and the "One Percent." Village residents, the former, had a run in with the world famous novelist, James Fenimore Cooper, about a stretch of land we know today as Three Mile Point on Otsego Lake.