The photos featured below require identification by our loyal viewers. If you can give us a list or even ID one person, please click on the link at the bottom of the page, (identify the picture #) and tell us. More photos of kids who are now adults will be added during the coming days. Thanks to Sid, Fred, Clair, Bill, Linda...and a whole bunch more...for all the pics.
Additional Information: If this could be expanded, I'll add it to the "Stories" pages.
I looked at Photo #1 again, and I remember the name of the tall, blond girl standing in front of Mrs. Griffin. She is Susan Dent. She lived on Iona Island when that was an active installation in the Hudson River and I think her Dad was an officer in the Navy. She was a friend of mine and also a member of my Brownie troop. I went to her house on the Island after school for play dates, but we didn’t call them those in the “old days”. Also, Peter Katonis’s Dad, was a police officer with the Bear Mountain Police Department and they lived in quarters on the Mine Road.When the snow was deep, the Fort Montgomery kids would ride our sleds from as far up the Mine Rd. as far we could walk. We would “fly” down Mine Rd., and go across the railroad tracks and onto the frozen river. We would usually make just one pass since it was a long walk up and a fast ride down, but we also had to walk back up to the Old 9W and back home, usually very wet!However, I do remember a very kind older lady, her name escapes me, who lived on the left at the foot of the Mine Rd., and she sometimes offered us a cup of hot chocolate!