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John Gordon traveled the region to research Colonial-era America for his book, in the hopes to educate others.

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Thomas Capuano likened it to a miracle.

We share his joy and wonder at the turn of events that may save the Doctor Crounse House.

We commend Capuano and the small band of citizens that read on these pages the long-neglected historic house was to be demolished, and dug in to lobby for its salvation.

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“It was like a miracle,” Thomas Capuano told The Enterprise of enlisting Jay C. White Cloud to restore the Crounse House. “He has a love of history and the technical skills we need.”

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This is an excerpt from Gerard A. Finin’s just-published book, “A Good and Noble Thing: The Pioneering Life and Service of Anna Ward Perkins, M.D.” 

LOCAL BREVITIES.

A band of gypsies attempted to camp out on the Terry property near the Oliver road D. & H. crossing Saturday, but they were ordered to move on. They had with them a big black bear.

 

VILLAGE NOTES.

Brad Utter, a senior historian and curator from the The New York State Museum, was at the Clarksville Historical Society this past Wednesday to discuss both phases of the museum’s exhibit, “Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal.”

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A group of concerned local residents is looking into its options for buying and restoring the Doctor Crounse House, which was previously set to be demolished but now is being offered for sale.

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Yet another banner project in the town of Guilderland would picture historic buildings in Guilderland Center.

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GUILDERLAND — A handful of residents of McKownville are beginning the process of applying for designation as a historic district through the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

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SCHOHARIE — The Daniel Webster Jenkins House at 207 Church Street in the hamlet of Central Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 4 — one-hundred-and-thirty-four years after it was built.

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