• Story,  Travel

    Introduction to Underground Railroad Freedom Center

    Almost every where you visit in the U.S.A. you will find studded with museums, historic homes as well as monuments like the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, Mount Rushmore, and Farmington House. In fact you’ll see monuments everywhere in the U.S. in small towns and big cities,in parks,libraries,churchyards, cemeteries,.along city streets and highways and even on mountainsides. This seems like a sustained and well co-ordinated effort to create an indelible and well commemorated past compensating for its glaring absence at the inception of what was to be this great country in the 18th century. Monuments, it is said, help tell the story of a people. They…

  • Accident,  Corruption,  Railroad,  Story,  Travel

    Railroaded in Cooperstown.

    In 1983, as the railroad police chief in Cooperstown, David investigated a double fatality railroad crossing accident. The evidence discovered during David’s investigation established that the train engineer was at fault. In an attempt to avoid liability, the railroad’s president, Walter Rich, directed David to lie about the evidence. David refused. His response would set in motion a chilling, but true, story of what can happen to one honest man when he confronts politics, power, and corruption in the small, but famous, Village of Cooperstown, New York. What follows is an incredible “David and Goliath” saga as David looked to the courts, public officials, and anyone else who would listen…