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Mary Soule was born in 1925 in Little Falls, New York. She spent her childhood in Little Falls, until she married and moved to Richfield Springs, New York. Mary has spent her entire life living in rural upstate New York, and both she and her husband…

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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 Roseboom…

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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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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…

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Ellen Pope is the executive director of Otsego 2000 in Cooperstown, NY. As a child, Pope grew up traveling around the country and Europe due to her father being in the military. With this Pope gained to many different cultures that helped her in…

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Ellen St. John is a staple member of the Cooperstown community. She was born in China in a rural area outside of Beijing in a community that consisted mainly of professors who worked at the local university, as her father did. She and her family…

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Dr. Carol Beechy is a doctor with Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, New York. Dr. Beechy was born in Wooster, Ohio in 1948. She grew up there with her two sisters as the daughters of two Mennonites. She later went to Goshen College in Indiana for…

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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 to…

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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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