About » David Giacalone Mar08


  1. David, I just posted a link to your post on Cucumber Alley on the “Schenectady History” site. It seems to have generated some controversy over the picture of a spiny cucumber which someone suggests isn’t a cucumber but rather than a poisonous plant. Can you take a look, please?

    /s/ Dick MacKinnon
    richard.mackinnon at attglobal.net

    • Thanks for the interest. To me, it does not matter whether it is “really” a cucumber (USDA calls it a “wild cucumber”). The point is that the lane/trail was called Cucumber Alley for hundreds of years because people who used it called them wild cucumbers. That is all the debate I am willing to muster. Be well.

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