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By Keith C. Lee,Honorable John J. McEneny

positioned at the western fringe of the sprawling Van Rensselaer patent, the village of Altamont was once initially referred to as Knowersville. It first won prominence as a stopping-off position for early tourists suffering alongside trails from the Hudson River to the Schoharie Valley. As time handed, roads more desirable and trade grew. as soon as the railroad arrived in 1863, the journey from Albany took simply forty five mins, and tourists fast embraced the great thing about the Helderberg escarpment. A advertisement middle, together with lodges, outlets, and small brands, grew speedy round the new educate station, and well-to-do Albanians looking respite from urban warmth acquired estate for summer time mansions at the hillside above the village. The Altamont reasonable supported neighborhood agriculture and taken in viewers from worldwide. Altamont finds the beginnings of this little village less than the Helderbergs.

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