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Florence Carnahan is an environmentalist living in Burlington Flats, New York and a friend of the Cooperstown Graduate Program. After living everywhere from Orange County, Pennsylvania to Barrow, Alaska, Carnahan has seen the effects of oil drilling…

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Derwin Utter, known to friends and family as Darry, was born in 1934 and grew up in Sprout Brook, New York on his family’s farm. After attending Cherry Valley School, Darry began his career as a dairy farmer on his father’s farm and then…

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Shirley Schue is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Bassett Medical Center and an active environmentalist. She was born in a small town in Virginia to two parents who were educators. After graduating from Virginia Tech, Shirley moved with her husband,…

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Elliot Brodie has lived the majority of his life in the area of Roseboom, NY. Born in the mid-nineteen-twenties, Elliot grew up on a farm and went to school for the duration of the Great Depression. In his adult life he would work as both a trucker…

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Raymond Key was born in Cooperstown, NY in 1935, but first lived in West Edmeston. He moved to Pierstown with his family in 1944 or 1945 and acquired a dairy farm there. He lived with his parents, three brothers, a sister, and a cousin. Key…

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Kenyon Parsons was born in Cooperstown, New York in 1966 to dairy farmer and teacher Kenyon Day Parsons and SUNY Cobleskill Professor Maryanne Rocket Parsons. With his four older sisters, Mr. Parsons worked on his father’s dairy farm in Sharon…

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William Coleman was instrumental in the founding of the Hanford Mills Museum. After securing the loans the museum needed to gain independence, Coleman headed the financial committee for the first few years of the museum's existence. Though at times…

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Otsego County was first settled by Euro-Americans in the late 18th century. These families farmed in order to prosper and some of their descendants remain in the same field of work today. Born in 1931 in Middlefield, New York, Leslie Rathbun is a…

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The Ingalls family has a long history in the Cooperstown area. David Ingalls, part of the third generation to reside on land straddling State Route 28 in Hartwick Seminary, was born on August 1, 1949. Growing up on the hundred and twenty acre farm,…

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Dorothy Bolton is a lifetime resident of Burlington Flats, New York. She grew up as the daughter of a maple syrup producer and continued her agrarian lifestyle when she married a dairy farmer. Though farming remained a major aspect of Mrs. Bolton's…
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