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In 1960, Capital District Scottish Games held under sunny skies

Teenagers from Yonkers’ Sacred Heart High School Pipe Band show off their style at the 1960 Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont. From left are drum major Joseph Pereira, Thursa Thorbatuk, Carolyn Minor and drum sergeant Edward Parker.
Teenagers from Yonkers’ Sacred Heart High School Pipe Band show off their style at the 1960 Capital District Scottish Games in Altamont. From left are drum major Joseph Pereira, Thursa Thorbatuk, Carolyn Minor and drum sergeant Edward Parker.
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Welcome, highlanders! That was the sentiment on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1960, as pipers, drummers, dancers and marchers assembled for the annual Capital District Scottish Games at the Altamont Fairgrounds. “It was a bonnie day, and the tang of the skirling highland pipes induced a satisfied feeling for most of the large and enthusiastic audience that gathered for the colorful event,” wrote reporter Arlene Jackson of the Schenectady Gazette. “For the people who came to look ...


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