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Parade to pay homage to Electric City’s glory days

Darren Delaney stands with the float for Central Park International Magnet School thta will be part of the Gazette Holiday Parade on Saturday. Sitting in the 1920s-era trolley car are, from left, Norah Delaney, Nicolette Knauf, Arianna Jones and Emon Delaney.
Darren Delaney stands with the float for Central Park International Magnet School thta will be part of the Gazette Holiday Parade on Saturday. Sitting in the 1920s-era trolley car are, from left, Norah Delaney, Nicolette Knauf, Arianna Jones and Emon Delaney.
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A ride in a trolley car was great adventure for people during the 1920s. “The trolleys in Schenectady were kind of a sign of the times of its boom,” said Wade O’Hearn, who has researched the old-fashioned public transportation. “People originally came here to ride the trolleys because of the colored lights and G.E. and the whole fascination with the Electric City.” O’Hearn and others connected to Central Park International Magnet School are hoping to ...


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