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kif_5251 | by Russ Nelson
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To the west you can see that this cut is not finished. Or, it is, and the farmer filled it. There was a lot of hostility to the New York, Kingston, & Syracuse when it was abandoned unfinished, with Harpersfield never to see the railroad they helped pay for. This was a big deal, because the only sure road to riches at the time was to be able to send your farm products into the city, where they would sell for a multiple of their price your neighbors would pay.

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Taken on April 13, 2008