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Big Chuck’s Time Capsule: Oneonta’s Wilber Mansion Saved From Demolition!

 

THIS IS A THROWBACK THURSDAY POST FROM MORE THAN 3 YEARS AGO!

In 1964 there were serious discussions held in the city to discuss the fate of the Wilber Mansion, one of the city's grandest residences.  It had fallen into

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Throwback Thursday: An Advertising Icon Visits Norwich! (VIDEO)

(THIS THROWBACK THURSDAY POST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 2012)

On October 8, 1919 at 12 noon the 20 mule team came to Norwich and stopped at the grocery store of H. O. Gregory located at 58 1-2 North Broad Street. Tarrantula Pete

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Big Chuck’s Monday Morning Time Capsule: Oneonta’s St. Mary’s School: Opens, 1922. Closes, 2011.

 THIS IS A THROWBACK THURSDAY POST WHICH WAS PUBLISHED  IN 2012

Oneonta's St. Mary's School opened its doors on August 2, 1922.  It's first class consisted of less than two dozen students, many of them the children of immigrant parents who came to Oneotna to work in the sprawling railroad yards or in the ethnic businesses that dot the small downtown business district.

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The KKK Comes To Oneonta!

The Ku Klux Klan had more than 80,000 members in New York State in the 1920s.  In fact, New York had the seventh largest membership of any state in the Union.  The state headquarters was  located in Binghamton.  Because of the small number of African-Americans in our region, the KKK focused their vitriol on Jews, Cathoilics and immigrants.

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Big Chuck’s Monday Morning Time Capsule: Oneonta’s Star Is Born! Jerry Jeff Walker, 3-16-1942!

Oneonta's biggest star was born in Fox Hospital, Oneonta, on March 16, 1942.  His birth name was Ronald Clyde Crosby.

Jerry Jeff is one of America's greatest troubadours.  Just before he took the name "Jerry Jeff Walker" in 1967, he was arrested for public intoxication in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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Big Chuck’s Monday Morning Time Capsule: Oneonta Celebrates It’s Centennial in 1948!

Oneonta celebrated its 100th birthday as a city in a grand way in 1948.  In fact I even have a copy of the program of events (photo above).  It looks like quite a party!

The 100th anniversary of the incorporation of Oneonta began on Thursday September 23, 1948

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Big Chuck’s Monday Morning Time Capsule: Norwich Pharmaceuticals Arrives in 1887!

The city of Norwich gained an everlasting footnote in history when in 1887 Norwich Pharmacal first opened its doors.  The manufacturing plant gave the world Unguentine in 1892.  This product was ground breaking in that it was the first ant

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Monday Morning Time Capsule: ‘Here Comes I-88!’

An arterial route was proposed way back in 1951 and eventually became part of Dwight D. Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways in 1956. By 1968, plans were drawn up for the East/West arterial that would become known as I-88. This main thoroughfare, which skirts Oneonta and our listening area, runs from Binghamton to Schenectady, some 117 miles.

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