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Location DB > United States > New York > Hadley > Union Bag and Paper / Rockwell Falls Fiber Company
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Union Bag and Paper / Rockwell Falls Fiber Company
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 Database Info
created by 'Dukes on 4/21/2006 1:43 AM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 8/8/2009 3:31 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
What remains is the understructure of the mill. Not much, but still you can picture the place with superstructure intact.

Suprisingly, there is underground madness!

 Basic Information
Type: Building,ruins, historical significance.
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Them rafting people are pretty crafty; but honestly, during rafting season , be a gentleman and get permission.This has to be the worlds best party spot for teens.
Recommendation: If you like history, you'll be enamored by this one. Union paper was in Ballston Spa and Hudson Falls; the current Union building is the new incarnation of the GE capacitor plant; WOW, history does indeed come full circle.
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Hadley, New York
United States
Owner: Hudson River rafting company
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  •  Hazards
  • water
  • In some cases a fear of heights; The frigging thing is pretty sketchy.
  •  Interesting Features
    Compare my main shot with the understructure in the historical photo; All you can see from my perspective is the old power trough; But back in the day, with superstructure on the bastard, and after you have been there, you can see EVERY SINGLE FOUNDATION of those buildings pictured.

    And like I suspected, they can't destroy basements; turn the page true beleivers.

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • heights
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1880
    Closed: 1923
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • Don't forget your towelettes!
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    This location started out as the Rockwell Falls fibre Co. in 1878, was then coopted by Union bag and paper in 1892. Things obviously took a turn for the worse. The Union bag dam was destroyed by NY power and they demo'd the structure in 1923. Not unexpected, the dam had to go as the new dam on the Sacandaga res had to go in. The hydro facility at Congklingville is awesome.
    According to some there used to be other facilites here tanneries and the like.
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    The wreckage of my past is haunting me, it just won't leave me alone
    Fri, Apr 21st, 2006
    posted by 'Dukes
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    everywhere!
    Fri, Nov 23rd, 2007
    posted by emck00
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/8/2009 3:32 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 8 09 at 3:32, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Aug 8 09 at 3:31, Emperor Wang changed the following: Display Name
  • on Nov 24 07 at 1:22, Emperor Wang validated this location
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    You must log in for this feature to work.NICESamurai112524/21/2006 10:27 PM by 'Dukes
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