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RE: [FJGRailroad] A little help on memory, please

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  • paul larner
    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
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      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.

      PKL

      >From: "oleroadslug" <suds@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: [FJGRailroad] A little help on memory, please
      >Date: Sat, 05 Mar 2005 19:34:06 -0000
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      >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
      >in summer.
      >
      >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.
      >
      >Regards,
      >
      >Robert Schoneman
      >Appleton, WI
      >
      >
      >
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