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Foundation reburied, but fort's history will live on at historic site

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History, according to Schoharie Crossing historical site manager Janice Fontanella, is safer left buried. In 2011, tropical storms Irene and Lee pushed Schoharie Creek over its banks and through the historical site, which is located in the hamlet of Fort Hunter. Flood waters moved outbuildings and ripped up the asphalt parking lot. In a classic silver lining situation, cleanup crews found the limestone remnants of the original Fort Hunter’s foundations in the eroded hole left ...


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