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Mark Simonson

November 10, 2012

Oneonta's First Presbyterians sought a better church in 1887


The First Presbyterian Church will be a participant at an open house at the Calvary Hill Retreat Center, 290 Chestnut St., on Saturday, Nov. 17, during a time to explore our area’s Christian heritage. Other churches will be participating in presentations between 1 and 3:30 p.m.

On Monday: An evacuation test of residents from Binghamton to Deposit in 1957.

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 His website is His columns can be found at

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