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Scottie Baker, an antique-lover and retired teacher, shared her passion for the environment and all it provides with her late husband, Dave Baker, who worked for New York DEC Parks and Recreation and Interior Trails in the Adirondacks. In 1967, the…

Dr. Jonathan H. Collett is a retired professor of comparative humanities. He was born in Wilmington, Ohio in March 1938. He initially pursued international relations and foreign policy at Haverford College before dedicating his studies to English.…

Dr. Marc Heller was born in Westchester, New York in 1948. He is a retired board certified obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN). Dr. Heller first came to Cooperstown in 1973 as an intern at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital. He worked at the hospital for…

Hetty Adams has long been a member of the Cooperstown community. She was born in Hobart, NY, in 1938, but moved to Oneonta when she was two years old. She stayed in Oneonta for college, getting her nursing degree from Hartwick College and her…

Mrs. Charlotte Collett was born in Harlem, New York in 1951 She is the daughter of Charles Brown, a barber and Hazel Campbell, a dress maker. Growing up in government housing, during the 1950s and 1960s, Mrs. Collett learned the realities of growing…

Jean Johnson has been a regular face in the Cooperstown community for decades. Her family has been established in the area for over a century. While serving his apprenticeship in England, her father, Joseph Worrall, was hired by Ambrose Clark to come…

Lucy Webster was born in Ames, IA in May 1931. Her family moved to Princeton, NJ when she was in fifth grade. During eighth grade, she began attending Miss Fine’s School, where she began doing social justice work, particularly with the World…

George Hymas has been a part of the Cooperstown Area community since he arrived in the area. Born at home on Staten Island in New York City in June 1943, George grew up in a diverse neighborhood and was surrounded by a variety of cultures and people.…

Faith Carmichael was born in 1933 and grew up in Washington, DC. Her father was Chairman of the Civil Service Commission during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration and he also worked with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She moved…

Matthew Wichowsky has always been a farmer. He was born in Cobleskill, New York and moved around to different homes during the early part of his childhood before settling in Dutchess County, New York, or more specifically in Lagrangeville. He grew up…
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