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Christine E. Hickling is a native of New Berlin, NY whose family has deep roots in the Roseboom community. Her maternal grandmother, Edna Countryman, was interviewed by a Cooperstown Graduate Program student in the 1970s. Like her grandmother…

Susan Drake is a long-time resident of Roseboom, New York. Drake was born in Union, New Jersey on September 9, 1940. After spending her childhood summers in Cooperstown, Drake married Donald Drake of Cooperstown and moved to Otsego County…

John Webb is a current resident of Cooperstown, NY. Born in the neighboring town of Roseboom, NY, Webb spent his youth working on the family farm with his father and mother. When he wasn’t tending to the cows or at school, Webb would explore the…

Sydney Waller was born in the late 1940s in Sharon, Connecticut. She grew up in a village called South Kent and spent her summers in Roseboom, NY. Located in Central New York State, the town of Roseboom consists of several hamlets and maintains a…

Everett Yerdon is a second-generation farmer from Roseboom, NY. His family has owned the satellite farm since 1952. The Yerdons also owned a larger farm in Middlefield, which was sold off after Everett’s father passed. Everett grew up in the…

Mr. Diamond’s family has been living in the upstate New York area for over 200 years. Mr. Diamond was born in Cooperstown, New York in 1970. He initially grew up on the Diamond farm in Cherry Valley built on the site of the Abraham Roseboom house.…

Jack VanBuren lives at 131 John Deere Road in Cherry Valley, New York. The area in which the VanBuren family lives is also known as Roseboom. Located between Cooperstown, New York and Cherry Valley, New York, Roseboom was established in 1840. Once a…

Warren Stannard was born on July 22, 1937 in Cooperstown, New York. He is the owner of Stannard Maple Farm in Roseboom, New York, which has been in business for over 100 years. Along with selling maple syrup and other maple-based products he raises…

Nelson Mondaca is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he trained as a helicopter pilot. He is a member of the LGBT community and lives with his husband, John Webb, in Cooperstown, New York.

Mr. Mondaca was born in Chile and…

Dawn Raudibaugh was born in Delaware County, New York and has spent most of her life living and working in the area. For nearly a decade, Dawn has been the Mill Manager at Hanford Mills Museum in East Meredith, New York. Dawn spent her early life in…
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