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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…

Bill Elsey is originally from Chicago, Illinois and has been Springfield Town Supervisor since 2009. In addition, he owns and operates a rare book dealership, Leatherstocking Books. Bill’s career path and involvement in local politics have been…

Brian Ryther is an independent maple producer in New Lisbon, New York, the town where he was born. Alongside his father and brother, Ryther spent his childhood collecting and boiling maple sap from the family’s trees. Having attended Castleton…

C. David Smith is a retired local farmer and carpenter who has been involved in the community of Springfield, New York throughout his life. Born in Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York and raised in Springfield, Smith always has…

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,…

Dean Utter was raised on his family’s dairy farm in Cherry Valley, NY and has been in the dairy farming business his whole life. Dean attended school locally up through high school before attending Cornell University. After returning to Cherry…

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…

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…

Dorothy Hudson, known to friends and family as Dotty, was born on January 16, 1937 and spent her childhood in East Brunswick, New Jersey. After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in microbiology, Dotty married her husband, Charles…

With early roots in agriculture and farm life, Dr. Earle N. Peterson has always been much in tune with nature and the environment. It is no surprise that his life work reflects these influences. Growing up on a farm, Dr. Peterson worked very…
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