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New York Power Authority to Host Local Author Book Signing

Steve Ramsey

July 19, 2006 


NORTH BLENHEIM –The New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center will host a local author book signing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 27.

Dana Cudmore of Cobleskill will be at the visitors center to sign copies of his books, “The Remarkable Howe Caverns Story,” a 150-year history of Howe Caverns, its discovery, exploration and development as a major travel destination, and “Unearthing Howes Cave: A Community and Quarry From 1842 On,” the history of the community that grew up around the cave and its historic quarry.  The quarry has supplied cement and stone for the Brooklyn Bridge, the State Capitol Building in Albany, the Schoharie County Courthouse and other notable projects along the Eastern Seaboard. 

Copies of Cudmore’s books will be available for purchase.

Cudmore has been interested in the geology and history of Schoharie County since working summers as a tour guide at Howe Caverns when he was a teenager.  A former newspaper reporter and editor, Cudmore now runs Media Services, an advertising and public relations agency.

The admission-free Blenheim-Gilboa Visitors Center, housed in a refurbished 19th–century dairy barn, features interactive exhibits for children and adults on such themes as production and uses of electricity, energy efficiency and operation of the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project.  The center, located 17 miles south of Middleburgh on Route 30, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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