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Schools of the Past: Bainbridge High School – Part II

In the previous article the early educational history of the Village of Bainbridge was documented from material forwarded to my attention by Charles Decker, Afton Historian. T... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge High School – Part I

Returning to the township of Bainbridge, which has the distinction of being the oldest township in Chenango County, we travel to the actual site of Bainbridge for a look at th... read more...


Schools of the Past: Bainbridge's The Little Red Schoolhouse

A change of scenery is the order of the day as we travel to Route 7 and visit for the next few weeks the Town of Bainbridge and look and read what historical information has b... read more...


Plymouth District #14 – The Return

The never ending quest for historical information may be compared to a “bottomless well” as all historians will attest, “You never know what you will find.” Such is the case w... read more...


Schools of the Past: Afton's Mystery District

This week there is a mystery that perhaps some reader might shed light and information on. The photo with this article gives us a took at a former schoolhouse that has been re... read more...


Afton – The Sanford/O’Brien and Austin Districts

Again we return to two district schools which though in the Afton School District were located in Broome County, This has been the scenario during this long series of history.... read more...


Afton District #19 - East Afton and District #26 - Lashure or Meek

Now that Santa Claus has delivered all his presents and returned to the North Pole for a well-earned rest and Ma in her nightgown and Pa in his night cap have settled down for... read more...


Afton – Town of Colesville – Vallonia Springs District #14

AFTON – Returning to the Afton District schools, bear in mind and this has been written previously, that the Afton School District encompassed not only in Chenango County but ... read more...


Schools of the past : Afton District Number 5

By Patricia F. Scott Registered Historian and Charles Decker Afton Historian Traveling the highways, byways and assorted dirt roads of the Town of Afton proves to be an e... read more...


The pharmacy years

With the continued progress and growth of this young company, a native of Norwich, 38-year-old Robert Dennison Eaton, purchased in 1892 a quantity of preferred stock in the co... read more...


The Formula Years – Part One

The now City of Norwich may look back with pride at the history of a company which has become known through the development of an ointment that has been used worldwide for the... read more...


Goin’ to the Fair ...

By Patricia F. Scott Registered Historian A fair may be defined in many ways; an exhibition of products, of agriculture, animals and all things related, a gathering of the p... read more...



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