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John J. Vrooman obituary
John Vrooman, Historical Author
Dr. John J. Vrooman of
Schenectady died Jan. 28 at Arcadia where he was spending the winter with Mrs.
Vrooman. he was widely known as an author of historical books. Mr. Vrooman was
superintendent of historical sites for the state until his retirement in 1951.
Included in his books were "The Promised Land" concerning the Palatines who settled in the Schoharie valley, and a historical novel, "Clarissa Putnam of Tribes Hill" which became a best seller.
Mr. Vrooman frequently visited the Old Stone Fort in Schoharie and had a vast interest in county history.
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