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Duanesburg Historical Society
Michael Righter was Duanesburg’s first resident, purchasing Lot # 84 in 1757 from James Duane, founder of the Town of Duanesburg. Lore suggests that before building a log cabin, he first lived in a limestone cave on this lot which gave him protection from the elements and from activity during the American Revolution. James Duane wrote in his diary of visiting Righter in 1765 and staying the night with him in the cave. Righter bought his land for 40 pounds payable over four years, but didn’t complete payment until nearly three decades later. He is buried in the Duanesburg Village Cemetery.