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Talk about serving your community! Tivoli’s Claude Potts takes the cake. He said, “No, thank you,” to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who had offered him a job in Washington during World War II. Instead, he stayed on the family farm, raised prize-winning apples - and three children - drove the school bus and served for 73 years as a volunteer fireman.


Barbara Bielenberg, longtime president of Red Hook's Historical Society, and her artist husband Bob were passionate forces behind preservation of the Elmendorph Inn. Forty years later, she recalls with great satisfaction the successful volunteer effort that saved Red Hook's oldest building.


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Community Heritage Day. A joyous portrait of Red Hook's 2012 Bicentennial Celebration by Amy Murray.


Hooked On Red Hook. Old-timers and newcomers alike share their passion for Red Hook and why it really is "Our Town."


Irving Fraleigh, Dairy Farmer Irving Fraleigh (1920-2000) was the fourth and last generation of his family to farm some 250 acres east of the Village of Red Hook, bordering the Sawkill. To begin tossing hay bales for "Young" Irv (under the ever-watchful eye of "Old" Irv, his father, from the cab of their faded green Chevy farm truck) was a rite of passage for generations of young boys itching to make some money. In this 1989 segment from the TV pilot 'Tales from America,' produced by Deborah Klose, we see the past and hear the future of dairying in Red Hook.


Cole Palen, Vintage Aircraft Enthusiast Cole Palen (1925-1993) founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1959 -- in Red Hook! This world-famous mecca of early aviation (oldrhinebeck.org) attracts tens of thousands of people annually between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Barnstorming rides in the Aerodrome's 1929 American Standard biplane offer unparalleled birds-eye views of Red Hook's rolling farms and hills, villages and hamlets, and the majestic Hudson River. Segment from a 1989 'Tales of America' TV pilot produced by Deborah Klose.


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