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Saturday, February 12, 2005

William Least Heat-Moon On Fonda, New York

In his wonderful book River Horse Across America By Boat, William Least Heat-Moon has this description of Fonda, NY, Montgomery County seat.


Four miles west, across from Fultonville, we pulled up in Fonda to a high concrete docking wall that made clambering ashore from our low decks difficult. The village was a tired place, and we ate a tired Chinese meal, and bought tired ice cream cones at a tired filling station, and walked tiredly back to our bunks.

Anyone who has been in Fonda, knows how true this description is. The only thing more tired is the county office building.

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