HISTORY OF COOPERSTOWN 1929-1975
Cooperstown Central School won the Center State League
basketball championship. CCS went through the regular season with an
18-0 record, but lost in the semi-finals of the Section I I I tournament to
West Canada Valley.
The Mount Otsego Ski Area celebrated its 25th anni–
versary with a week-end series of outdoor events on the Pierstown slopes,
and a ball at the Hotel Otesaga.
A. William Page, an employee of the Village of Coopers–
town's Street Department, was burned to death when a dump truck he
was driving was struck by a D&H freight train on a grade crossing near
the village sewage disposal plant just south of Cooperstown, and burst
The Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital was praised by the
New York State Police and Utica humane society officials for help in un–
covering a dog-snatching racket centered in the Mohawk Valley. Some
of the stolen dogs were believed to have wound up in the kennels of the
hospital's research laboratories.
The Rev. Merlin W. Bradley announced his resignation as
pastor of the First Baptist Church, effective in June, to accept a post as
Associate Pastor of the Church of the Master in Rochester. He came to
his Cooperstown assignment July 1, 1958.
Mary Reynolds, 11-year-old daughter of Acting Postmaster
and Mrs. Francis M. Reynolds of Cooperstown, escaped serious injury
when she fell over 50-foot high Leatherstocking Falls on the Pierstown
An organization to be known as the Native Daughters of
Cooperstown was formed at a dinner meeting held at Sherry's Restaurant,
attended by 56 women. It was arranged by Mrs. Lester G. Bursey and
Mrs. Kenneth L. Dodd.
Clark Scholarships, awarded each year to two Cooperstown
Central School graduates, were doubled, making the total value of each
$8,000 over a four-year period.
Beaver Cross, the Albany Episcopal Diocese youth camp and
conference center at Ringwood, and formerly the Ryerson estate near
Springfield Center, was formally dedicated.
Cooperstown has been assigned the ZIP Code No. 13326 under
the Postoffice Department's new code numbering system.
Announcement was made that the State of New York had
taken formal possession of a 600-acre tract of the George Hyde Clarke
estate at the head of Otsego Lake on which Glimmerglass State Park was
Walter R. Bennett purchased Hill's Department Store
at 110 Main Street, and later in the summer opened a men's and boy's
Robert Wilson, a 10-year-old Little League player from
Schenectady, became the 2 millionth visitor to the National Baseball
Hall of Fame and Museum since it was opened in 1938.
The job of repaving Main Street, from Fair to Chestnut,
Susquehanna Avenue, from Beaver to Elm, and of Atwell Road, was com–