Ken Gottry will present a slide show of the history of Eagle Bridge at the
Cheney Library on Monday, July 21 at 7 pm.
Eagle Bridge, the junction of the north-south D&H and the east-west
B&M railroad lines, was equal in prominence with Albany, Troy, and
Saratoga. There were multiple hotels and inns, an opera house, a
creamery, and many fine houses along tree-lined streets.
The show will include the history of the bridge, the church, the railroad,
the houses, and the people. Several lifelong residents including
octogenarian Harry Moses will be on hand to add their stories to the
The public is invited to attend and bring its own memories of the
The slideshow is available online at http://www.gottry.com. In addition, DVD’s will be available at the library.
Ken Gottry is a computer consultant who flies around the world
correcting performance issues with large systems for FAA, DHL,
MasterCard, Nokia, Dept of Homeland Security, and others.
His father was a local historian and his mother’s roots go back to the
original settlers. In 2011, he published a pictorial history of Cambridge
for its 250th anniversary.
Each year Ken entertains and educates the CCS 4th grade with stories
and photos of the community. He is a frequent lecturer at area historical
societies and social organizations.
Thank you, Jennifer Mahoney – Rensselaer County Health Department Representative – for spending Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at our Library. 30 people attended and learned about ticks and lyme disease. Anybody who would like literature on this subject, please contact us and we will ask Jennifer for additional pamphlets.
And last, but not least, thank you to all who attended.