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Mark Simonson

August 31, 2013

Value of education stressed at 1923 Back to School Picnic


By looking at names of some of the youngsters who were winners of the athletic contests, future leaders and businessmen of note attended this 1923 Back to School Picnic, including Earle P. Elmore, William H. Lunn, Ralph S. Wyckoff, Eugene L. Ward and Herbert C. Getman.

As Judge Huntington said, these boys set a mark for themselves and moved toward it.

Next weekend (The Daily Star will not be published Monday): Oneonta’s Federated Garden Club celebrates a milestone anniversary.

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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