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

"Red" the bartender had friends at the Stoney Lane tavern in Schenectady. The guys threw their favorite "mixologist" a birthday party in 1953.
"Red" the bartender had friends at the Stoney Lane tavern in Schenectady. The guys threw their favorite "mixologist" a birthday party in 1953.
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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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