Mt. Upton past in pictures

Eugene Brooks' photo - Mt Upton White Cross between there & Rockwells Mills.

Eugene Brooks’ photo – Mt Upton White Cross between there & Rockwells Mills.

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  1. Bill
    Dec 05, 2010 @ 12:13:22

    The Bordens opened their milk plant in 1896. In 1900 they built the large plant building and installed five huge boilers, three high pressure and two low pressure; built the icehouses and horsebarn and a 125 foot metal smoke stack. George romer was the first superintendent, but three years later Fred Paddock too over: 1899 to 1918. In 1910 they built the large cement buldg north of the railroad switch(which is there now, standing empty) for a candy factory. It was never used as such. Later, the bldg. was used for dry milk first by rolls and later by spray guns.

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  2. Bill
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 09:27:01

    Many of the Borden plant photo’s were provided by Jewell Hayes.

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  3. barney j
    Dec 07, 2010 @ 20:08:10

    I’m not certain but the two boys pictured might be Ed and Jim Johnson, sons of Ray Johnson. They lived in that house in the 1950s.

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  4. Bill
    Dec 08, 2010 @ 11:08:37

    Thanks for the Old Opra house picture and the Dairyman’s league railroad entrance to plant. That goes back to my youth.

    Picture’s provided by Mary Gilmore.

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  5. Bill Jeffery
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 08:36:12

    I remember cooling off on many hot summer days in the clear, cold water of Highbridge Creek showering in the falls between where the bridge used to be and the old Murray farmhouse (now owned by the Chapman family) and jumping into the swimming hole someone had made just below the falls. Small trout would swim around your legs and crayfish would crawl around your feet if you stood still in the swimming hole. The brave and daring (or foolish) would jump off the big rock jutting out over the swimming hole, making sure to clear the underwater rock ledge in front 0f the falls.

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  6. Bill Jeffery
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 08:40:03

    I wrongly named the old Opera House, calling it the old dance hall on the MU Alum Facebook site as the second location of Jeff’s Garage, my Dad’s auto repair shop in the ground floor. I remember loading bundles of newspapers into the second floor on Boy Scout paper drive Saturdays raising money for summer camp at Camp Tuscarora.

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  7. Bill
    Dec 13, 2010 @ 16:27:34

    Borden Hose Company
    Names L-R Top Row is Row # 1
    Row 1: E.E. CRANE, R.J. WALTERS, H.J. BOWEN, J.E. PERCIVAL, E.A. PERCIVAL, A.R. IVERSON, G.C. SPRAGUE, M.R. WALTERS, R.F. SMITH, P.F. BROWN, W.M. JOHNSON
    Row 2: N.A. POPE, H.F. SNAVELY, D.S. MATTESON, G.T. HEARTH, M. VAN FLEET, C.A. THOMAS, W.G. KLINGMAN, L.A. WILDENSTEIN, H.F. FRANK, D.O. TAFT, C.J. RUSS
    Row 3: T.E. STONE, H.L. MOORE, L.J. UTTER, R.J. PETLEY, G.C. BANKS, L.J. BURNHAM
    Row 4: T.F. BACKUS, J.W. PLATZ, C.R. COLE, R.G. JOGNSON, W.R. PEARSALL, H.B. CURTIS, V.G. PEARSALL, D.S. COLE
    Row 5: H.W. HAYNES, D.R. MINER, G.H. WINTHROP, W.K. SHAFFER, T.G. STICKEL, C. RICHMOND, V.B. GARDNER, P.S. JONES, H.G. STICKEL, C.A. HENDRIX, M.E. UHORCHAK
    Row 6: R. CURTIS, C.B. WADSWORTH, G. BORST, M.L. RICHARDS, H.E. MC CUMBER, T. HEARTH, C.V. WADSWORTH, D.L. BORST, A.E. POPE, A.E. SMITH, W.F. BOECK

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  8. Bill
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:22:40

    Amazing photo of the Borden Hose Company! Glad you posted the names…many I would not have known! Blanche

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  10. Bill
    Jan 13, 2011 @ 09:07:58

    from an article written in 1987….
    “Where there were horses , there were carriages and the making of fine carriages launched GEORGE F. GRAVES into a business which thrived in the factory pictured. Where the Mt Upton Museum now stands G.F. Graves manufactured sturdy HEARSES of such fine quality that they were in demand by property men dressing old western movie sets as well as local undertakers needing them for business. Historian GERALD BAKER traces the start of this business to a request from a Gilbertsville undertaker. Baker also records that Pres Wm McKinley is supposed to have ridden to his final resting place in a hearse made around 1900 at Mt. Upton Hearse Factory”

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  11. Leeny
    Jan 23, 2011 @ 10:59:36

    “Do you know who these two are?”…They are boys of Ray and Ginny Johnson, Eddie ahd Jimmy…who lived across the road from MU Hotel.

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  12. William Swisher
    Jul 31, 2011 @ 13:08:20

    We lived in, and loved, Mt. Upton in the early ’60 when I was Principal of the Mt. Upton Elementary School. I also served as Guidance Counselor at the H.S., and am proud that many fine students from the schools went on to successful careers.

    We bought the small house opposite the Elementary School from Walter Uhorchak. Our youngest daughter was born during that time. We are happy to see that the house has been updated and preserved.

    Jewel Hayes sent us this link, and we congratulate you on your beautiful site. Thanks again, Jewel.

    William & Sarah Swisher

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