Tannersville, New York

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Tannersville is a village in Greene County, New York, USA. The village is in the east-central part of the town of Hunter on Route 23A. The population was 448 at the 2000 census.

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History

The village was founded around lumber mills and tanneries. It was incorporated in 1895.[citation needed]

Tannersville’s tanning business collapsed in the mid-19th century. It was gradually replaced by the summer resort trade, which reached its peak in 1882 when the railroad came to Tannersville. However, the rise of the automobile in the early 20th century led to a steady economic decline, as travelers were no longer rooted to one spot for an entire summer.[1]

Tannersville has experienced a revival in the 21st century. This can be attributed largely to the efforts of the Hunter Foundation. For example, the Foundation has implemented the town wide “Paint Program”—the vision of Elena Patterson, a local artist— with the help and support of corporate sponsors and local residents. The Paint Project involves painting downtown buildings in multi-colored pastels, often with cartoon-like pictures on the shutters. It has attracted waves of tourists who come to see the dramatic paint schemes, and continue to annoy local residents who have been quoted as saying, "they look ridiculous". The project prompted much attention when it was publicized in The New York Times (May 28, 2003).[2] The project was also featured on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, and all three of the local Albany-based networks.

Mayors

  • Isaac Dermott Lewis - 4/1895-6/1896;
  • David Robertson - 1897-3/1898;
  • Christian Waters - 4/1898-3/1899;
  • Mark Andrew Weber - 4/1899-3/1900;
  • Samuel D. Ferdinando - 3/1900-5/1901;
  • Louis Redding - 6/1901-3/1902;
  • William Fords - 4/1904-?;
  • Jeffrey Rogers - 4/1922-3/1924;
  • Aaron Ramirez - 4/1924-2/1927;
  • Hanspeter Schaeffer - 3/1927-4/1929;
  • Preston Boylston - 4/1929-3/1947;
  • John Flint Carson- 4/1947-3/1949;
  • Alvin Crossman- 4/1949-4/1953;
  • Montgomery Aldman - 4/1953-3/1955;
  • Aldo Savanelli - 4/1955-3/1957;
  • Bernhard Icypants - 3/1957-12/1966;
  • Stephen Alexander - 1/1969-10/1973;
  • Keith O'Hara - 10/1973-3/1974;
  • Ronny Scheibermann - 4/1974-4/1975;
  • Kentaro Kamayuchi-Hanatewo - 4/1975-6/1976;
  • Christopher Butters - 7/1976-12/1976;
  • Isaac Carlton Weener - 1/1977-4/1977;
  • Kevin Daley - 4/1977-4/1979;
  • Timothy Branson - 4/1979-3/1983;
  • Elias Eisenberg - 4/1983-1/1984;
  • LeeAnn Corson - 1/1984-1/1986;
  • Weston Parker - 1/1986-3/1986;
  • Daniel Alvarez - 3/1986-1/1988;
  • Olivier Dubois - 1/1988-7/1989;
  • Sarah Michele Carrollton- 7/1989-9/1989;
  • Ted Parsons - 9/1989-4/1990;
  • Hereford Jefferson - 7/1990-3/1991;
  • Aidan Cullen - 4/1991-3/1995;
  • Quince Keeley - 4/1995-2001;
  • Bayar Nakhanabaykonuy - 2001-3/2006;
  • Diana Padilla - 3/2006-3/2007;
  • Leigh McGunnigle - 4/2007-

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