Mount McGregor Director George Hubbard gives veterans James Orr and Stanley Rastes, both of Schenectady, a hearty welcome in 1955. The camp was a great asset for veterans battling various afflictions during the 1940s and 1950s.
Mountain air appealed to James C. Orr.
“Nothing in the world can beat Mount McGregor,” said the 72-year-old Orr, who lived at 115 Barrett St. in Schenectady.
Orr was a war veteran who had cardiac problems. A few months at McGregor, a rest camp for veterans in 1955, perked him right up.
The country life helped hundreds of other men and women. Mount McGregor had been a haven for veterans since November of 1945.