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210 YEARS AGO
Congress has agreed to raise 25,000 men. This looks like a certainty of war; but whether we have peace or war, it is an event in which all must rejoice, that within the walls of Congress there never was greater harmony than at present prevails. All seem to be convinced that the time has arrived when our national forces ought to be increased both by sea and land, so as to combine strength with dignity, and to hold forth to foreign powers the certainty that aggressions will hereafter be resisted with the spirit that becomes freemen.
January 18, 1812

110 YEARS AGO
Town Topics – About 50 Belgian hares were received by Waldo C. Johnston, superintendent of Iroquois Farm, last week. They came direct from Belgium.
Will Carlton, the poet, who was advertised to recite his “Over the hills to the Poorhouse” and other poems in the Village Hall last Thursday evening, failed to connect, and it was said he had missed a train in Albany. Mr. Carlton seems to have hard luck in reaching Cooperstown. Several years ago his trolley car went off the track and he walked into town, mud covered, and arrived about 11 o’clock on the night he was to entertain here.
January 17, 1912

35 YEARS AGO
Cooperstown may see the return of one of its old transportation mediums and alleviate some of the village’s parking problems at the same time. Trustee Pam Washburn’s proposal to the board of trustees last week would transport visitors to the village from parking lots outside the village by means of a trackless trolley system. The trolleys would be provided by the Molly Trolley Company of Maine. Two of the trolleys would be used during peak summer months and the $13,000 cost to the village would be covered with income from advertising displays on the trolleys, purchased by area businesses. Rider fees of 25 to 50 cents would be collected by the company. Each trolley carries 32 seated passengers and 16 standees.
January 21, 1987


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