Russell’s Conservatory of Music was short-lived in Oneonta. While listed in the 1889-90 village directory, it was gone in the 1881-92 edition. According to the History of Crawford County, Pa., published in 1895, Emory P. Russell was residing in Boston.
On Monday: Some interesting developments in 1972 that are still relevant today.
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