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Historic Montgomery County map tells tale of destruction

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More than five years after the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, a raiding party of Red Coats and Loyalists crossed the Schoharie Creek in an early October snowstorm. They started their rampage in the early hours of the morning and by 10 a.m. had left a swath of burning farms through what is now the town of Florida before crossing the Mohawk River near Fort Johnson. With the help ...

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July 5, 2012
8:57 a.m.

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I agree: fragile documents like old maps and property records need to be better protected and preserved. I believe there are state grants available to assist in archiving important historic documents. If the County can't take care of these items, they need to be turned over to an organization that can.