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Exploring the Mysterious French Tract in Vestal and Binghamton – A Broome County Historical Society Program

May 19 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


What mysteries hide beneath the lush, cool, green 10,880-acre forest that has held our fascination for more than 230 years? Why was it called the “French Tract”? Was it a refuge for a Queen? the lair of wild animals? a hideout for criminals? or a trap for unsuspecting woodsmen? And does it still exist? Margaret Hadsell, Vestal Town Historian, will answer these questions at the May 19, 6:45 p.m. program meeting of the Broome County Historical Society to which all are invited. Mrs. Hadsell, a graduate of both BU and Syracuse University, is also a member of the Broome County Historical Society Board of Trustees and a member of many other local historical and genealogical societies. She is a retired IBM software engineer.

Because of COVID, the program will be on Zoom and simultaneously live-streamed on the Broome Co. Historical Society Facebook page. To watch on Zoom, click on the program link posted at


May 19
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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