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Butternut Valley Cemetery

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Previews Ceremony At Cato Freedom’s Grave

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Previews Ceremony At Cato Freedom Grave

In the Butternut Valley Cemetery a year ago April, Hartwick College Professor Harry Bradshaw Matthews outlines plans for a historical marker at Cato Freedom’s grave. It will be unveiled at 1 p.m. Saturday. (AllOTSEGO.com)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), previewed this weekend’s plans to unveil a historical marker at Cato Freedom’s grave in the Town of Burlington.   A former slave, Cato Freedom ended his enslavement by enlisting in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.  He later settled north of Garrattsville.

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