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Oswegatchie!

Posted: July 3, 2009 4:28 p.m.
Updated: July 4, 2009 4:55 a.m.
 
I was amused to read the article under "Watercooler Talk" (The Signal, June 24) about the town of Oswegatchie, in upstate New York.

I lived in Oswegatchie as a teenager. I graduated from the high school, one of seven in the class. In those days, there were fewer than 200 residents. Everyone knew everyone else.

The story behind the town's name was as follows: An old Indian's horse got away from and when he caught him he said, "Hoss, we gotche."

Previously, another article in your paper ("Living history," The Signal, May 26) concerned a man from Canyon Country who was from Watertown, N.Y. I spent my childhood in Glen Park, a suburb of Watertown.

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