GHS Quarterly 17.3 Fall 2015
Gilboa-based inventors, a new series by Amy Sternstein. This first story is about Patent number 1,042,230 was issued on October 22, 1912. It begins with: “Be it known that I, Elmer Hubbard, a citizen of the United States, residing at Gilboa, in the county of Schoharie and State of New York, have invented new and useful Improvements in Combined Traction Stone-Crushers and Rollers.” Amy goes on to tell not only the story of this invention, but also of the inventor.
Walks in the Old Village, starting at the campus of the Gilboa School, Dutch Reformed Church, and the church’s parsonage, the walk takes us along Church Street to Flat Creek Road and up the hill toward the present-day town hall. It then starts again at the campus and continues around the hairpin curve on Back Road and up the hill toward the present-day Gilboa-Conesville Central School.
F. Walter Smith. Chloe Snyder has a biography of Walter, a citizen of Middleburgh who was born in Mackey and became a successful attorney for Gilboa and the entire county. She tells the early story of Walter’s negotiations with New York City through his tenure on the State Supreme Court. He was truly one of Gilboa’s own heroes.
The Gilboa History Center—the Campaign is Under Way!
Status Report on the Gilboa History Center, by Kristen Wyckoff
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