GHS Newsletter 13.2 Summer 2011
This issue has the history of early construction of the Gilboa Dam and Reservoir; and we will have future pictorials on the Shandaken Tunnel (fall issue), Gate House (winter issue) and the dam itself starting in Spring 2012. Bee Mattice has contributed two articles on the Civil War—the background of conflicted opinions in Gilboa and Conesville, and then the individual stories of local people who were in the war. Chuck and Trish D’Imperio have a contribution on the collection, organizing, and presentation of local facts for collection into a book, a walking tour, or oral presentation (this couple is responsible for the wonderful walking tours in Cooperstown, and Chuck has a number of books on upstate history, including Upstate New York: History Happened Here! and Great Graves of Upstate New York). There are several articles on the museum’s summer theme: old time music, including articles on Hilton Kelly and the Sidekicks, Marv Simonson, Hop Dances and the New Deal art in the Middleburgh Post Office.
And finally, there is an article on the Internet availability of a further 19th century book on the history of Schoharie County:Military Records of Schoharie County Veterans of Four Wars, compiled by George H. Warner, Late Co. C, 134th N. Y. Vol. Inf., Albany, N. Y.; Weed, Parsons and Company, Printers, 1891.
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