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Thousands attended funeral of Sir William Johnson

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More than 2,000 people gathered in Johnstown for the funeral of Sir William Johnson on July 13, 1774. Wanda Burch, vice president of Friends of Johnson Hall and retired site manager of Johnson Hall State Historic Site, wrote that Johnson had spent the day on July 11 hearing grievances from a large group of Native Americans. That evening Johnson collapsed and died from the effects of a long illness. Johnson came to America in 1738 ...


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diane
February 25, 2013
3:54 a.m.

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Johnstown had a drum and bugle corps in the late 30's and early 40's. The American Legion post (472 as I recall) was our sponsor. Major Dorn was the leader (retired
wwI). We were from the high school(j"town)

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