The area once associated with the Delaware and Hudson Railroad and farming communities, now finds residents traveling to and from their jobs, thus making a transition to a bedroom community from once busy village life and little farms dotting the hillsides.
Time has changed these little towns, villages and hamlets. A number of vacant stores and businesses, waiting for a new buyer to come along, exist up and down Route 7. See how time has expanded college growth; feel the sadness of loss when fire consumes a vintage treasure; and marvel at the second life old buildings have when productive, imaginative people find a new use for them.
Give thoughts to visiting the National Shrine of Baseball, or well-known Howe Caverns located in this area. Seek out the bank that was built over the graves of President James A. Garfield's ancestors and read about the lost grave of a Revolutionary War soldier or wonder how a three-story Masonic building was made into a two-story structure.
Enjoy your travels throughout Tri Valley as the area beckons you!
|235 x 165 mm
|15 August 2015
|92 black-and-white and 92 colour photographs
After graduating from Worcester Central School in New York, Marilyn Dufresne worked in banking and later for the US Postal Service. She has been vice president of Worcester Historical Society; an officer and trustee of Worcester Free Library; president, treasurer and superintendent of Maple Grove Cemetery; the town of Worcester historian; past editor of Tri-Valley News; and a member of the New York State Historical Association. Marilyn's hobbies of collecting vintage postcards, photography and writing have inspired four books: Tri Valley Cobleskill to Colliersville, Delaware and Hudson Railway, Vintage Postcards of Otsego County and the latest Tri Valley Through Time.