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Marlborough's population has remained almost constant. The general farming of early days has been replaced by the more specialized fruit growing. From 1913 to 1923 a large number of Italian people, attracted by the terraced hills of grapes reminiscent of their native Italy and by favorable prices for fruit, bought property here and increased the fruit production of the town.
Persons whose activities are known beyond the town confines are: Frederic Goudy, type designer, previously mentioned; James Scott, artist, and his wife Kirsten Scott, pianist; Grace Taber Hallock, author of books for children; Mrs. Edward Young, Sr., former president of the New York State Home Bureau Federation; Walter Clarke, former president of the New York State Horticultural Society; Tony Canzoneri, former lightweight champion. E. Meech Woolsey was a distinguished citizen, who wrote a valuable history of the town, published in 1906.
The town is a favorite resort of tourists. Wulfer's Roost, Elm Grove and Shady Brook have been known to city people for years.
The First National Bank of Marlborough and the First National Bank of Milton, the Hudson River Fruit Exchange, the Italian Cooperative, as well as others; the Hudson Valley Press, the Shell Corporation, the Marlborough Manufacturing & Supply Company furnish the necessities for carrying on the main businesses of this section, fruit growing and innkeeping.
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