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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Home of Owen D. Young, Van Hornesville

[This information is from Vol. II, p. 1357 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Home of Owen D. Young, Van Hornesville

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Photo: Home of Owen D. Young, Van Hornesville

On the famous Otsquago Trail (from Fort Plain to Otsego Lake), 12 miles south from Fort Plain. Mr. Young (chairman board of directors General Electric Co., American Radio Co., etc.,) was one of three members of Dawes Commission which (1924) prepared German war reparations plan, Mr. Young being first reparation agent general. Beautiful village park and lakelet in front of house. Otsquago Trail, one of finest main scenic touring routes, runs through the wild, picturesque Van Hornesville gorge.

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