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10904Re: [FJGRailroad] Milligan & Higgins

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  • Dick Ryall
    Mar 14, 2005
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      Dicarlo, Gino wrote:

      >What the heck was on Harrison Street in Gloversville that stunk so much?
      >If you went to Parkhurst Field in the summer you would gag. I was told
      >there
      >Was a sewage plant around there somewhere, but never noticed one. I
      >don't
      >Recall the Hair-Mill stinking...
      >
      >Gino
      >
      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: paul larner [mailto:pklarner@...]
      >Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 9:03 AM
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: RE: [FJGRailroad] Milligan & Higgins
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      >You would perhaps have found the worse place in Wesbrook Maine where
      >Scott
      >Paper had a sulfite mill. Or almost as bad today is the Ticonderoga
      >mill in
      >upstate NY. These mills are the lifeblood of their regions. If you're
      >well
      >off, build or buy your home some where else. You can still work there
      >with
      >modern transit (horse cars and trolleys initially). Only those who must
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      >lived near the mills. Why do folks want to drive these jobs away? The
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      >worst spot I can recall in the Gloversville/Johnstown area was Townsend
      >Ave,
      >near the Cayadutta Creek bridge. People actually lived in homes near
      >the
      >creek. I suppose it was the best they could afford. Too many people
      >who
      >have made it (or had it given to them or marry it) overlook these folks.
      >
      >This was an era before the welfare systems of sixties emerged. Today
      >everyone is entitled to a nice home with a nice view.
      >
      >That's narrow, I know, OSHA and the EPA need to control the pollution
      >that
      >resulted in these conditions. That's when the properties started to
      >regain
      >value. Townsend Ave and the Broad Street (West end) of Gloversville are
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      >much bette today without Levor's and the rest of the leather industry
      >that
      >lessed the city with jobs and prosperity. Yes there were other issues.
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      >The Cayadutta was a sewer for the industry from the north end of
      >Gloversville to the Mohawk. Nowhere along its banks were the homes more
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      >than marginal in value, just because of the stink. Those least able to
      >lived in homes along the creek. Some different today.
      >
      >PKL
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      >Visit Gino's Railpage at
      >http://www.ginosrailpage.com and http://fjgrr.org
      >Visit The Greater Capital District Railfan Assocation at http://gcdranet.homelinux.com/
      >Visit Pete Seftons Lost Landmark Page
      >http://www.lostlandmarks.org
      >Visit Charles P. Woolever's Existing Railroad Stations in New York State at
      >http://ny.existingstations.com/
      >Yahoo! Groups Links
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      The sewage disposal plant, Harrison St. had an oder of its own..........
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