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Mark Simonson

March 23, 2013

Free mail delivery began in Oneonta 125 years ago


As many know, that time recorder eventually took Harlow Bundy away from Oneonta to join his brother Willard in a growing time recorder business in Binghamton, Bundy Manufacturing. It became a forerunner to today’s IBM Corp., a company many Oneontans invested in early and often.

On Monday: Visitors to Cooperstown have always loved the village’s history, and its current tourism information center played a small part in that history.

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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