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Capital Region Scrapbook: August places to be (with photo gallery)

In ’86, dogs had their day at the track; fairs, toga party among other summer fun

Schoharie residents Tracey Ellicott, left, and Jenny Smith hang on tight as their rocket car rumbles along the tracks at the Cobleskill Fair in August 1986.
Schoharie residents Tracey Ellicott, left, and Jenny Smith hang on tight as their rocket car rumbles along the tracks at the Cobleskill Fair in August 1986.
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Some claim Saratoga Race Course is the August place to be. Maybe — and maybe not. Other places around the greater Capital Region offer decent diversions as summer begins its slow fade toward autumn. In 1986, people in Cobleskill rode rocket cars on metal tracks at the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair. Folks in Schenectady found time to jump rope at Jerry Burrell Park and dress in Grecian styles for a toga party at the former Canal ...


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