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Over the years I have been fascinated by how towns acquired their names. For instance, when I was at seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio, I went on an excursion with a government employee, Keith, to secure the signature of a local school board president. We traveled into the depths of Kentucky until we arrived at Hazard,…

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ONCE UPON A TIME

Once upon a time, Brant Lake was only a stream coming down from the Spuytin Duyvil, over a beaver dam and entering into the Schroon River. From the Schroon, the humble drops of water found their way into the Hudson and then the Atlantic. The flow continued across the ocean and, perhaps, that water we…

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