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Town Historian Dorothy Heller

CHA Members Honored

At their regular meeting, October 17, 2016, the Clay Historical Association presented two of its members with recognition awards. They are Howard Snow (left) and Carl Lepinske (right). For Howard, it was a couple award including his wife Beverly (posthumously), who was president many times and on many committees. During one of her terms of...

REMEMBERING CLAY  Australians visit Great great-grandfathers homestead Part III

Having the lamb chops delivered to the meat market frozen was a surprise to the Patterson’s. Lamb is their largest meat seller as the sheep are raised locally in Australia and New Zealand. The meat would be butchered and cut at the site of the market. Since most cities, towns, etc. are located near the ocean...

REMEMBERING CLAY
Australians visit great great-grandfather’s homestead – Part II

On Monday evening, October 19, the Patterson’s (from Australia) and I attended the Clay Town Board meeting where Deputy Town Supervisor, Joe Bick welcomed them to Clay. After I gave a brief background of how we became acquainted from over 8,000 miles away,...

REMEMBERING CLAY
Australians visit great great-grandfather’s homestead

About three and a half years ago, I received an email from Terry Patterson of Australia asking me if I had any information on a Hiram Sharp who was born in Clay, fought in the Patriot’s War in 1838, was captured by the British, eventually sent to the penal...

REMEMBERING CLAY
The Rev. Canon Nelson B. Skinner, SSC, SKCM

Twenty years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting this friendly, outgoing personable man at the annual Clay Tree Lighting and Children’s Christmas Party at Moyers Corners Fire Department. He said his name was Nelson. When I asked later who he was, I was told, “Why he’s the Priest of the Anglican Church on Morgan Road,...

The week of July 9, 2012, seven girls and seven boys  from around town made some wonderful memories,  Under the direction of Cindy Redhead, chairman of this year’s History Camp, and nine volunteers and helpers, they were kept  very busy for five days learning about the Civil War as it related to Clay.

The first day they learned...

On June 23, The Pine Plains Cemetery in Clay celebrated its 200th anniversary with a ceremony attended by over 60 people of all ages. Richard Williams, president of the Cemetery Association, hosted the ceremony with the Rev. Richard Yost rededicating the cemetery. The importance of the cemetery was acknowledged by County Legislator Casey Jordan, and representatives from the offices of State...

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