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Colonie New York Cemetery Collection

William K. Sanford Town Library

Dates of Original: c. 1700-1950

The town of Colonie is located in the Albany County, New York area and is the most populous suburb of Albany. There are a number of United States National Register of Historic Places located in Colonie, including multiple cemeteries.

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Rushton Collection

St. Lawrence County Historical Association

John Henry Rushton was a renowned Adirondack boat builder who specialized in constructing lightweight watercraft for navigating the region’s many waterways and being carried across portages easily.

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Ithaca College Photographs

Ithaca College Library

Dates of Original: c. 1951 - 1976

C. Hadley Smith was born in Burke, NY, in 1910, the son of Mary (Hadley) and Clifford Smith. Hadley attended Clarkson University, where he studied mechanical engineering. His studies were cut short due to the Great Depression, and he found work with the Wirthmore Feed Company. In the decade that followed, he managed agricultural supply stores throughout New England. At the outset of World War II, Hadley enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a technical photographer, recording tests of experimental aircraft, a duty that was considered particularly hazardous. After his discharge, Hadley... Read more

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Rondout Reservoir Collection

Ellenville Public Library & Museum

Between 1936 and 1952, a massive engineering project took place in order to provide New York City and surrounding localities with additional drinking water. Part of this included constructing a reservoir in the Rondout Valley—the “Rondout Reservoir”. Creating the reservoir displaced over 250 families in the communities of Eureka, Montela and Lackawack, including some who had resided in the valley for generations. Property owners were required to put in claims for the value of their lands, and were usually paid less than half of the asking price. An attempt by the Village of Ellenville to... Read more

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