High Water in Fort Hunter
16 Mar 1912
Amsterdam Daily Recorder Headline: "Schoharie river overflowed its banks at Fort Hunter, damaging Union school house and dwellings and obstructing West Shore tracks with ice."
My grandmother, born in 1894, grew up in Fort Hunter. She moved to Amsterdam about 1911 but her extended family were still in Fort Hunter. After this high water event in Fort Hunter she purchased the following real photo postcards published by A. Hardies and placed them in her photo album.
"School House Damaged by Water and Ice Ft Hunter, NY"
"High Water at Ft Hunter, NY 3-16-1912"
Note that this building is the school house at Fort Hunter.
"Clearing the Ice from the Roads"
The building may be the school house.
"The Erie Canal Filled with Ice and Water, Ft. Hunter, NY"
It's hard to see, but this house is along side the
Erie Canal in the picture above this one (along the
right in the distance just left of the tree).
"The Ice Covered Flats West of Ft Hunter, NY"