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Otsego Lake

(ŏtsē`gō), c.9 mi (14.5 km) long, E central N.Y., SE of Utica, in a resort region. A branch of the Susquehanna River issues from its southern end at Cooperstown. The lake is the Glimmerglass of James Fenimore CooperCooper, James Fenimore,
1789–1851, American novelist, b. Burlington, N.J., as James Cooper. He was the first important American writer to draw on the subjects and landscape of his native land in order to create a vivid myth of frontier life.
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One of these pasts connects Kindt to the cadaver in the Rembrandt painting; another has him swimming across Cooperstown's Lake Otsego to win a large bet.
Glimmerglass Opera was founded in 1975 by citizens of Cooperstown, who wanted to establish a performing-arts festival in their historic town of 2,300 souls, nestled in the hill country of upstate New York on the shores of Lake Otsego. Author James Fenimore Cooper lived here, and Glimmerglass is his fictional name for Lake Otsego in his Leather-Stocking Tales.
It's a festival for the avid opera fan, tucked away in historic Cooperstown on the shores of Lake Otsego, the "Glimmerglass" of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking" tales.
It is most certainly located in the woods, and it lies on the shores of Lake Otsego. That Cooperstown is remote actually adds to its power as the locus of baseball's ideal, its spiritual magnetism.
When <IR> JAMES FENIMORE COOPER </IR> was about a year old his father moved the family into the wilderness at the outlet of Lake Otsego, where in 1788 he had founded Cooperstown.
The scene is Lake Otsego, New York, called Glimmerglass in the story.
The action occurs on, in, and near Lake Otsego, called Glimmer-glass in the story.

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