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Constructed in 1912, the library opened to the public in 1913. This is a hand-tinted photo postcard from opening day.
Constructed in 1912, the library opened to the public in 1913. This is a hand-tinted photo postcard from opening day.

Colton's library marks 100 years of more than lending books

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This summer marks the centennial of the opening of the first Hepburn library funded by financier and politician A. Barton Hepburn. We'll hear the story of the Colton public library, the first of seven libraries that were gifts from Hepburn to the people of St. Lawrence County.

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Colton Library Director Dennis Eickhoff and longtime patron Mary Jane Watson stand at the main desk in the Hepburn Library.  The wall above them includes photos of Colton's first librarians and the library's original charter.  Photo:  Todd Moe

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Todd Moe
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Slideshow: Historical photos of Colton Library

 

 

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