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Readers supply IDs from ‘mystery’ birthday, meat market photos

Two “Reds” were at this birthday party in 1953 at Stoney Lane tavern: Francis Aloysius “Red” Collins (back row, second from left) and honoree Alexander “Red” DeMarco (in bow tie behind cake). Gazette readers ID’d both Reds and some of the other attendees.
Two “Reds” were at this birthday party in 1953 at Stoney Lane tavern: Francis Aloysius “Red” Collins (back row, second from left) and honoree Alexander “Red” DeMarco (in bow tie behind cake). Gazette readers ID’d both Reds and some of the other attendees.
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The Stoney Lane tavern on Van Vranken Avenue in Schenectady used to be Red’s place. Alexander DeMarco bought the tavern in the city’s Goose Hill section during the late 1940s. “He was a redhead, [and] everybody called him Red,” said Steven Barbro of Rotterdam, DeMarco’s son-in-law. “I even called him Red.” Photos of DeMarco’s 41st birthday party from 1953 appeared in the Oct. 28 edition of Capital Region Scrapbook.” The Daily Gazette’s history department asked ...


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