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Journey to County Poorhouses

This blog shares reflections of my visits to each county poorhouse site and burial ground as I travel across New York State.

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Schoharie County

On Top of the Hill If you ever roamed along State Route 145 in Middleburgh, then you already know the building. You can’t miss it. The two-story, red-brick structure lies perched at the top of the hill adorned with a golden cupola and Orthodox cross. The front entryway has a white rooftop shading the stone … Continue reading Schoharie County

St Lawrence County

On the Banks of the Grasse River May 2021 It was no ordinary picnic. For one thing, I had to drive over four hours to get there. For another, I was going to be seated among those living and those who had left us long ago.  

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