Names: I went to grade school with a Daniel Thumb. He had several siblings
I believe but I remember a brother a year older named David. They lived in
Gloversville on the west side, Highland Terrace.
>From: "oleroadslug" <suds@...>
>Subject: [FJGRailroad] A little help on memory, please
>Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 19:34:06 -0000
>While we had property on Sacandaga in the Town of Northampton; our
>dear friend and neighbor, the late Donald Thumb had a tannery mill I
>believe in Gloversville. I was too young to remember exactly where
>it was, but I remember they did a lot of hide tanning and finishing.
>One of his sons Jim, I remember saying to me that the RR boxcars and
>some semi's were horrid to go into because of not only the chmicals,
>but the curring of the hides. Some hides had annimal remmnants yet,
>and those remans went to a plant somewhere for processing. Real bad
>After he passed away, our families remained good friends. He used to
>take me out in his Chris Craft cruiser and give me A&P Black Cherry
>soda. The other hand had a rod for the occassional walleye. My
>parents eventually purchased their home for their residence, and our
>original farm house was for the kids and guests.
>Without regressing more, does anyone know or recollect the location
>of such mill? It wasn't all that big. Thumb leather and/or tanning.