Altamont Enterprise February 18, 1921



In making repairs in the meat market of Ernest Williamson on Maple avenue several days ago, part of a copy of “The Golden Era” was found back of the chimney. This publication was Altamont’s first newspaper. This particular copy was No. 14 of Volume II, and was dated “Knowersville, N. Y., Saturday, October 5th, 1878.” Under the heading runs the line “We can do nothing against the Truth.—Paul.” The editor was Rev. N. Klock, who began the publication in July 1877. 

The inside pages of this paper, which probably contained the local news of Knowersville, as Altamont was called in those days, are blank, due probably to the fact that it was a defective copy which was thrown aside on publication day. The Enterprise would like to secure other numbers of this publication. Look in your attic or perhaps under the carpet of some unused room; one might come to light. Let us hear from you. 



The Reformed and Methodist churches wish to thank Wiley Gaige for the cord of wood already sawed and given to each, and also Austin Saddlemire for drawing the same to the church edifices. 



Our community is being canvassed for funds to send to the starving people in China. The amount raised will be reported next week. The people have responded splendidly to this most worthy cause. 


— Miss Verna Severson lost a five dollar bill going from the post office here to her home. Will the finder please return it to her and receive a reward? Post office box 23, Voorheesville. 

— Many children are afflicted with measles. 


We are very grateful to Mr. Charles Cameron for making paths during the recent snow. 


The residents of this village think that a vote of thanks is due those who so nicely cleaned the sidewalks after the heavy snow of last week. 


— Several members of the local Boy Scout organization expect to take an all-day hike on Tuesday, Feb. 22, because of a vacation from school on that day. A camp dinner will be one of the most important events. 

— Owing to the growth of the Altamont Free library it has been found necessary to provide larger quarters. A large room has been secured in the Hallenbeck building and arrangements have been made to move the library into its new quarters the first of April. The library association through its trustees has sent out an appeal to raise a fund for the necessary equipment of the new room. It is hoped that the appeal will meet with a general and a liberal response. 


A sleigh load of young people from Fullers and this village went to Giffords Monday evening to attend a Valentine social in the church hall. Raymond Smith took the load. 

Classified Ads. 

FOR SALE. — Edison phonograph and records, all in fine condition. Jay H. Snyder, Altamont. 31-2t 

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