Help put branches on the Altamont Tree of history

To the Editor:

Here is a link to the archives Altamont Tree on

As you can see, we are building a list of images of Altamont’s settlers and their family histories. The early names on the list do not have a last name.

Our hope is that people will look at the site and share images and history with us about their family history, and help identify those whose information is missing.

Connie Rue (who may be reached by phone at 727-3366) is the amazing volunteer editor who is doing the research for the site. I hope readers will also follow us on Facebook.

Marijo Dougherty
Archives curator

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