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July 16, 2013

Step Back in Time: July 16, 2013

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25 years ago

July 16, 1988

SCHENEVUS — Three Schenevus artists have joined their talents to photograph the town of Maryland in angles and poses never seen before.

Katharine Kreisher, Ambrose Santiago and Richard Walker studied the people, topography and buildings of Maryland, capturing them on film.

Their photographs are on display from now until Aug. 13 at the post office, the Wilber National Bank in Schenevus and in windows along Main Street. The exhibition is sponsored by the Town of Maryland Historical Association.

Santiago photographed people at work, Walker did aerial photos and Kreisher took pictures of old buildings.

The exhibition is made possible through a $2,000 decentralization grant from the New York State Council on the Arts. Funds were administered by the Upper Catskill Community Council of the Arts, said Dorothy Scott Fielder, project coordinator.

“The grant allows art to reach people who wouldn’t ordinarily go into an art gallery. We are reaching people who go into everyday places like the bank and post office,” Fielder said.

50 years ago

July 9, 1963

DELHI — Wallace H. Rich and his son, Wallace M. Rich of Hobart are having constructed a cage laying house 254 feet long and 38 feet wide.

When completed, the one-story structure will house 15,000 layers. The building, located on the cross road between the Back River Road is being constructed by Harrison Rampe of Stamford.

The establishment will be almost entirely automatically operated. An automatic water system will supply the birds, they will be automatically fed, and the large building will be automatically cleaned daily.

The Rich men operate a hatchery and are franchised to hatch Heisdorf and Nelson chicks. They distribute chicks over a wide area.

The new building will have bulk feed storage of 25 tons. The building will be windowless and will be ventilated by six 36-inch electric fans. There will be from 20 to 25 layers to each cage.

Rich Poultry Farms Hatchery is one of the oldest established poultry farms and hatcheries in New York State.