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Sheriff built his own telescope about a century ago

Posted 5 March 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

ALBION – In this picture taken around 1920 we see Weston Weatherbee’s homemade telescope.

The photo was taken behind his house on Ingersoll Street in Albion. Shown here are, from left: Wilbur Phillips, John Gilmore and Weston Weatherbee, whose special interest was comets.

Weatherbee served as Orleans County sheriff from 1905-06.