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Bleecker was once booming community

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Bleecker, a town in northern Fulton County, had a population of 533 in the 2010 census, but in 1860 it boasted twice that many people, many of them employed in lumbering and tanning. The town apparently was named after Barent Bleecker, one of three men who purchased a land patent in an auction in Albany in 1793. The other patent holders were Cornelius Glen and Abraham Lansing, and the area originally was known as Glen, ...


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