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52 Main, a mainstay on Main Street

This 1887 bird’s-eye view is a perspective map — not drawn to scale, published by Burleigh Litho of Troy, N.Y. It is part of the map collection of the Library of Congress and shows both Millerton and Irondale, where Colvin Card taught just before he became the owner of The Millerton Telegram.  Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

MILLERTON — When diners enjoy tapas at 52 Main in support of the final North East Historical Society Dine Out for History fundraiser on Thursday, March 7, they will be doing so in an old newspaper office where they once would have been welcomed by Colvin Card, a man with a tremendous taste for life. 

As publisher of The Millerton Telegram from 1889 to 1908, Card’s days would have been filled by visits from residents — possibly ancestors of 52’s patrons — sharing news for the weekly paper, the precursor of The Millerton News. 

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