The 2 percent bed tax in Otsego County was finally enacted, as Local Law No. 5 of 1989. It was raised to 4 percent in 2002.
This weekend: Delhi didn’t quit in 1913 for getting something it truly wanted.
City Historian Mark Simonson’s column appears twice weekly. On Saturdays, his column focuses on the area during the Depression and before. His Monday columns address local history after the Depression. If you have feedback or ideas about the column, write to him at The Daily Star, or email him at email@example.com. His website is www.oneontahistorian.com. His columns can be found at www.thedailystar.com/marksimonson.