Step Back in Time: Sept. 23, 2016

September 23, 2016 - Picnic Time

Step Back in Time facilities news equipment from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

25 years ago

Sept. 23, 1991

They ate 2,000 prohibited dogs, 1,000 hamburgers, 800 pounds of chips, 300 pounds of potato and macaroni salad and drank some-more than 4,000 sodas.

About 2,000 stream and former Delaware and Hudson Railway’s employees and their relatives, some from as distant divided as Montreal and southern Pennsylvania, trafficked to Neahwa Park in Oneonta Sunday for a railroad’s first-ever association picnic.

Oneonta was selected for a cruise site since it was a executive assembly indicate for a railroad, that operates in 5 states and a District of Columbia, pronounced Tom Waver, ubiquitous manager of operations for a DH.

Picnickers filled dual trains — one in Whitehall, a city about 25 miles northeast of Albany, and a other in Taylor, Pa., about 6 miles south of Scranton, Pa. — during about 8:30 a.m. Sunday to transport to a picnic.

They arrived a small before noon. Picnickers played basketball, soccer and football.

50 years ago

Sept 23, 1966

Peaches aren’t a tack fruit cultivated in a Oneonta area since a winters are too cold and a flourishing deteriorate too mostly cut brief by unseasonably late or early frosts.

But Mary-Anne Ross of 34 Maple Street seems to have found a tip since a pink tree in her behind yard of her home was installed with fruit this autumn with some of a Georgia Cling-stone peaches weighing in during a bruise or more.

The story of Mary-Anne and a pink tree indeed started 9 years ago when she was out a-shopping with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ross, one autumn day.

During a selling tour, Mary-Anne came into possession of 3 huge, palatable Georgia peaches.

Naturally she ate a fruit. But she saved a pits and, holding an instance from a neighbor, Harold Kloster, planted a pits in a comfortable and loamy area during a back of her Maple Street home where a neighbor’s garage easeful a planting site from a north.

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