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Dr. Theodore Peters has had a distinguished career as a biochemist, and he currently resides in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Peters was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania in 1922 and had an interest in science from a young age. He has a BS in chemical…

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Rex Shaw was born in Delhi, NY in 1944 and grew up in East Meredith, NY. Shaw’s father worked at the mill in East Meredith for a number of years when Shaw was young. The mill opened in 1846. In 1860, David Josiah Hanford bought it, and it was the…

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Grace Kull was born in Brooklyn in 1922, and then lived most of her young life in New Jersey. In 1956, she, her husband Albert, and their three young children made the move to Cooperstown, New York. Grace initially had her doubts about the…

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Donald Fenner has lived a life filled with community involvement. Fenner was born in Herkimer, New York in 1930. Until he retired at age fifty-five, Fenner spent his life tied to the funeral business. Fenner worked at his uncle’s funeral…

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Margaret Savoie is the broker and owner of Don Olin Realty in Cooperstown, New York. The interview took place in the Don Olin offices on Chestnut Street. The first section of the interview covers Margaret's experience working in the field of special…

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Geri Erwin grew up in Milton, Massachusetts. When she was twenty, she married her husband, Richard, nicknamed Marston, and together they had two children, Kristen and Matthew. Marston’s job as a high school administrator took the family first to…

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Nancy Dunn was born September 21, 1927 in Cooperstown, New York where she has lived almost her entire life. Every aspect of her rich life is tied to the town of Cooperstown. She spent her childhood playing alongside her future husband. She watched…

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Lynn Richards Jones is a longtime resident of Cooperstown. Jones was born and raised in Cooperstown, but also lived in upstate New York and in Florida with her husband. As a child, Jones lived in a split-level house with her family and…

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Margaret McGown is a member of one of the oldest families in Cooperstown and remains very involved in the community. She was born in Binghamton, New York, on April 29, 1947 but spent her childhood in Cooperstown, where her father’s family lived.…

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Ernie Chase is a lifetime resident of the Cooperstown area. He was born at the Thanksgiving Home in Cooperstown in 1919 and has lived here since then. Having lived and worked around Otsego Lake for his whole life, Mr. Chase has been a witness to…
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