|Prudence Parks Lakin, wife of Jonas Lakin, the first Town Supervisor of Hancock. She named Hancock in honor of her native town of Hancock, New Hampshire. She was well acquainted with Tom Quick, famed Indian slayer. She survived many Indian raids herself, and lived to be 108 years old.||The new 1.5 million dollar fire station. Brought into service in May, 2004. Designed by local Hancock graduate and architect, Liz Davidson.|
Brooklyn High. Circa 1900's
Good 'ol Hancock High. Circa 1990's
|Hancock Town Hall.||"Honest" Eddie Murphy. Born in Hancock on October 2, 1891. He played 11 years for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago White Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates. His batting average trailed Babe Ruth's by only 3 percentage points in 1918. He appeared in 3 World Series. Not implicated in the "Black Sox" World Series scandal of 1919, hence the nickname of "Honest" Eddie Murphy.|
|New "Brooklyn" Bridge over the East Branch of the Delaware River nears completion in the fall of 2004.|
Atell, Featherweight Champion of the World from 1901 to 1912, is buried in the Beaverkill
Cemetery. He was accused of being Arnold Rothstein's right hand man behind the "fixing" of the
Chicago "Black Sox" World Series of 1919, but convinced a New York jury that he was not the correct Abe Attell.
Yes, the same World Series that Hancock's "Honest" Eddie Murphy appeared
in and is the story behind the motion picture," Eight Men Out".
|Louisville Slugger baseball bat factory (Larimer & Norton, formerly owned by the Ramburg family of Hancock ). Closed in June of 2004. Manufactured bat "slugs" for most every major league baseball star in history. Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, and Ted Williams all set records with bats that started out in the Hancock mill at West End.|
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