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.... Kir Raymond, the drover, was a very strong character, and an excellant type of old-time manhood. Raymond and Michael Denman, his son-in-law, were both drovers who could turn wild steers into well-broken oxen in a short span of winter months, and thus $100 steers became $200 oxen.

There was Dave Teller, the fighter - and could he fight! He was a great horse and stock raiser and owned the horse known as Old Baltimore, the greatest stock horse of that time.

There were Cuby Johnson, the tanner, halfway up the flat and a wonderful fine man; and Herring, who bought the Palon property and became the first boarding house keeper along the Neversink. Jake Sharp, the millwright who was famous because he installed a ram that forced water from the river level up a 100-foot grade to supply his house with water - the only ram I have ever seen.... 

 

Monroe Wright

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