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Railroads in Oswego Town Next Topic for Nov. 20 Historical Society Meeting

Submitted by the Oswego Town Historical Society

A circa 1906 photo of train crossing the culvert which still exists on the Rathburn Road in Oswego Town.
A circa 1906 photo of train crossing the culvert which still exists on the Rathburn Road in Oswego Town.

After a recent, well-attended Veteran’s Day program, the Oswego Town Historical Society moves on to their regular monthly meeting on Saturday, Nov. 20. This program/meeting will feature a talk by Tom Czerow on the Railroads in Oswego Town.

At the last regular meeting the new OTHS officers were announced for 2011. The president remains in the capable hands of George DeMass, joined by Vice-President Thomas Czerow, Secretary, Joseph Oleyourryk and Treasurer Theresa Cooper. The groups Trustees are Douglas Malone, Margaret Mahaney and Justin White. Carol D. Haynes will again handle the PR.

The meeting begins at 10am at the Oswego Town Hall, 2320 County Route 7. The public, as always, is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. This will be the last regular meeting of the OTHS this year.

2011 will be an important year for the Oswego Town Historical Society as their Dr. Mary Walker statue efforts will finally come to fruition. April 30th is set for the dedication of the statue which will be placed in front of the Town Hall. Fundraising continues to complete this project which means so much to the town and surrounding community. Currently a hand-crafted wooden bowl, made and donated by John Ruttan, is being raffled off.

Please contact Theresa Cooper or any of the above officers if you would like to contribute toward the statue of the only woman to have ever been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. For more information, call Theresa at 343-2586.