Business & Finance: Ausable Upshot

Some 10,000 rustic souls, devoted to dairying, inhabit the lovely Ausable valley which runs 23" miles in a generally south-west direction from the city of Plattsburg, N. Y. Since 1894 Leonor Fresnel Loree's Delaware & Hudson Co. R. R. had served them well. The inhabitants told time by the train's whistle, their cows grazed contentedly as the locomotive chuffed uncertainly by.

But one morning in 1929 the Ausable countryside remained strangely quiet. Passenger trains had ceased running; the ticket windows were closed in Ausable Forks. Rogers, Arnold, Harkness, Peru, Salmon River, Cliff Haven,...

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