Danby Historical Society to hold talk

MOUNT TABOR - The Danby Historical Society will be holding a history talk and walk event on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 1 p.m.

Those planning to attend should meet at the Griffith Library on South Main Stree in Danby for old-timers' reminiscences of life in the South End of Mount Tabor when it still had a school and more houses than it does now.

Some photos will be available, but those planning to attend are encouraged to bring any photos they may have.

After the talk and the photos, attendees will car pool to South End Road for a walk led by Bill Gaiotti. The walk will visit the site of the original mill and see the location of the McGinn house along with several other foundations on the east side of South End Road. Damage from Irene will surely be evident. The walk will also visit the site of the mill on the west side of the road and see all the foundations of the row houses and the school house. We will also have information on the Emporium Lumber Company's logging railroad, the "UH&DS," or "Up Hill & Damned Steep," which connected with the main line in South End and served a lumber mill there.

The walk is sponsored by the Mount Tabor - Danby Historical Society. There is no charge.

For more information, contact Herb Ogden at 293-2510 or hogden@vermontel.net.


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