Scrapbook: Parades, observances, elections and Thanksgiving in the early 1980s

Parade fans keep warm during Albany's 1984 Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 1984.
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Parade fans keep warm during Albany's 1984 Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 1984.

SCRAPBOOK – The Capital Region Scrapbook can’t always fit all photo selections onto our themed pages.

So, like tasty Thanksgiving leftovers, we’re putting some unseen shots from past weeks on the table.

Today’s selection includes photos from 1981, which we have admittedly been mining frequently this fall for 40-year-old pix.

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In this lead shot, parade fans keep warm during Albany’s 1984 Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11, 1984. Gazette file photos

 

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Autumn leaves have fallen. During the fall of 1981, Michael Angelo, 7, and his sister Tara, 6, of Voorheesville played in a pile of arboreal discards in Schenectady’s Central Park. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

 

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“In with the in crowd” meant a visit to the Downtown Schenectady Business Association’s September 1981 dinner dance in the then-new Canal Square. Sampling appetizers are, from left, Thelma Prince and association president Fred Prince; Toni and Dave Boughton and Gary and JoAnn DeLuke. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

 

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Rep. Samuel S. Stratton (D-Amsterdam) takes the microphone from Schenectady Fire Chief Ralph Marshall during the dedication of Schenectady’s new fire headquarters on Veeder Avenue on Oct. 8, 1981. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

 

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Hugh Farley celebrates an Election Night victory in 1982. Niskayuna’s Farley won his fourth two-year term in the 44th District. At the time, Farley represented all of Schenectady, Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton counties and eight towns in Saratoga County. He retired from the Senate in 2016. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

 

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James Wilson, president of the Schenectady County Council of Veterans Organizations, speaks during Schenectady’s Veterans Day observance in Veterans’ Park on Nov. 11, 1981. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

 

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The Mohawk Ambulance float is filled with kids during the 1981 holiday parade. GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

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