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Dr. Wendell Tripp is the former director of publications at the New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) Library in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Tripp worked at NYSHA from 1964 until 2000. During his time there he was in charge of editing and…

Carla MacMillan was born in Brooklyn, New York in the 1940s. She grew up in New York City and attended boarding school after her parents moved to Saratoga, New York. She attended Elmira College and obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology; she…

Dr. William F. Streck served as President and CEO of the Bassett Healthcare Network from 1984-2014. Born in Parsons, Kansas, Streck grew up in Oklahoma City in a family that valued both faith and education. After graduating from the University of…

Paul Kuhn was born in Glen Cove, New York in 1938. He grew up in a modest Catholic home during World War II with his older brother and parents. He received his first introduction to Cooperstown in 1945 after his family rented out their home and spent…

Mary Margaret Kuhn is one of Cooperstown's best loved and most well-known residents. She is originally from Philadelphia and today she can be seen at the Farmers' Museum running the carousel. At Christmastime she plays Mrs. Claus in downtown…

Paul Lord can be seen as one of Otsego County’s most accomplished environmental scientists. Aside from his work observing mussels, he remains committed to helping his community and educating future environmental scientists.
Mr. Lord was born in…

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…

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…

Albert C. Bullard is a long-time upstate New York resident, who spent 35 years teaching in Cooperstown Central School. Raised just outside Philadelphia, his interest in folklife was piqued by his father's antique business, and it eventually led him…

Lynn Green, Jr., is an attorney in Cooperstown, New York. Green was born in Oneonta, New York on May 15, 1945 and grew up in Hartwick, New York, although he attended school in nearby Cooperstown. After graduating from Cooperstown High School, Green…
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