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Robert Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:17:52 -0400
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FORT JOHNSON - A long line of blue tape wraps around the outside of
Old Fort Johnson and its visitor center, a testament to the height of
the floodwater that threatened to destroy the building last year.

The Montgomery County Historical Society, which maintains the site,
has repaired much of the damage, however, and the group celebrated the
success of the recovery effort with a "Re-Open house" on Saturday.


Wylie was there the night of the flooding in late August. She and
several volunteers moved items from the basement up to the first
floor. In the 15 minutes it took to do that, the entire front yard was
flooded. More volunteers were called to help move everything from the
first floor to the second. Thanks to their quick action, no artifacts
were lost.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library