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Kathy Barton
c/o Guernsey Memorial Library
3 Court Street
Norwich, NY 13815 no.history@4cls.org
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Historical Tidbits of Norwich & Chenango County, NY

 

Question: 

When did the 20-Mule Borax Team come through Norwich, N.Y.

 

Answer: On October 8, 1919 at 12 noon the team came to Norwich and stopped at the grocery store of H. O. Gregory located at 58 1-2 North Broad Street. Tarrantula Pete gave a lecture and handed out samples of Borax. Borax Bill was the famous “jerk-line” driver of 20 mules, hauling the biggest wagons ever built. Come in and visit the Otis A. Thompson room and read the articles that appeared in our local newspaper.  (Norwich Sun – October 4, 6, and 8, 1919 issues) You can also read some historical history on the 20-Mule Borax Team on-line at http://20muleteammuseum.com/history.html.

 

A miniature of the 20-Mule Borax Team will be on display in the Local History room from Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2011.  We invite everyone to stop by and take a look.  We thank Gail Merian for the miniature display of the mule team.

posted 11/22/2011


More Historical Tidbits coming soon...

Past Postings

Obituary Collection

There are 100 plus books with individual indexes. The collection was started in 1981 when the obituaries were clipped from our local newspaper. Years prior to 1981 were obtained through donations and our research.

Master Index for Obituaries

Volumes 1-105 that also include the Glen Buell Newspaper Collection Deaths only.

Glen Buell Newspaper Collection

Volumes 1-9 are taken from the back page of the Saturday Utica Globe Newspaper covering 1900-1916. Contains general news of Norwich, births, deaths, marriages & divorces. Indexes are in front of photocopied volumes.

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Guernsey Memorial Library
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  3 Court St.
Norwich, New York 13815
(607) 334-4034


FAX:607-336-3901


 

Local History Hours


Monday-Friday.......1:00-5:00
Mon. & Wed..........1:00-8:30
Saturday............9:00-1:00
Sunday(May-Sept)...1:00-4:00
Closed Holidays
 

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