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Mark Simonson

March 10, 2014

Local pipeline construction stirred controversy in 1964


“The main concession from the city: the pipeline will go through.”

“Mayor Albert S. Nader said Monday ‘we might as well be realistic. We can’t stop them so we should make the best deal possible. We sure aren’t going to let it go to condemnation.’”

A contract was signed with Texas Eastern on June 12, 1964, and the city received $7,200 for the land easements.

Texas Eastern announced during the period of compromise that they intended to establish a terminal in our area that could lead to employment of 15 to 20 people and additional service personnel for distributing propane products. Construction of the gas distribution center alongside state Route 205 in the Town of Oneonta was announced on Oct. 8, 1964.

This weekend: Oneonta’s first “Chem Congress” was held in March 1939.

Oneonta 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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