Sep 05

Daniels went down to Fonda Concert among events at fair September 5, 2010 By AMANDA WHISTLE, The Leader-Herald FONDA, NY – With the stroke of a bow on a fiddle, a crowd in the sold-out arena at the 169th Fonda Fair knew what Charlie Daniels was going to play next. The unmistakable notes followed by […]

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Jul 21

Church to be Demolished to Expand Store WNYT-TV, Albany, NY – 07/20/2010 – Subrina Dhammi Fonda, NY – For the first time in about 170 years, there will no longer be a place of worship at 42 W. Main Street in Fonda.  In 1842, a group of methodists built a small wooden church at that […]

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May 30

A moment in history… Fonda, NY Train Wreck “The wreck occurred on July 18, 1947 at Fonda, NY.  My grandfather was the engineer operating engine number 2775, an L2a Mohawk I believe. He was the only one injured.  It tied up all four tracks of the mainline for quite some time. He said the tower […]

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May 30

A moment in history… Hotel Roy Burned Fonda Landmark Destroyed – Night Porter Injured While Escaping Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, NY, 26 Jan 1909 Fonda, NY – Jan 26 — The most disastrous fire that has visited this village since 1899 was discovered about 2 p.m. yesterday in Hotel Roy. The fire was first discovered by […]

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Apr 28

ESS EXTRA!! – Fonda Speedway, Fonda, NY Empire Super Sprints – April 25, 2010 – by Dean Reynolds The “Track of Champions” continues to thrive in Upstate, NY under the promotions of Ric and Laura Lucia and the race directing of Marty Beberwyck. While many tracks are pulling back the reins with the state of […]

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