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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…

Wilfred (Willy) Bruneau, along with his wife Joan Bruneau, is the owner and operator of Middlefield Orchard. Growing up in New England, Willy has not always been in agriculture; he had a previous long career in the high tech industry, working for IBM…

Wilfred ("Willy") Bruneau is a fruit farmer in Cooperstown New York. He was born March 14, 1944 in Middleborough, Massachusetts. He now owns and operates Middlefield Orchard.

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…

Wayne Wright is the Associate Director for the New York State Historical Association Library. He was born in Oneonta, New York and has lived there his entire life. Wayne grew up in a typical American family during the 1950s. During his childhood his…

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…

Warren Rynmiller recounts his years working at the ice cream shop at his family's dairy, Wagar Brothers' Dairy.

Dr. Vicky Lentz has been involved with the Otsego County Conservation Association (OCCA) since 2007, and currently serves as the president of the Board of Directors. She is an Assistant Professor of Biology at the State University of NewYork Oneonta.…

Veronica Gil Seaver moved back to Cooperstown, New York to raise her children in the late seventies. The daughter of Spanish and Italian immigrants, she grew up in the village, and recalls the way things were back then. Sharing the layout of the…

In 1978, Nancy Kesler recorded an interview with Mrs. Verna Shillieto of Burlington Flats, New York. A prominent family in the area, Verna’s daughters, Carolyn Lindberg and Marjorie Schellhammer, were interviewed in 2010 and 2009 respectively. Her…
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