Mel’s Sports History: Alex Duffy

Mel's Sports History: Alex Duffy

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Watertown’s Alex Duffy Fairgrounds is named after a man known as Mr. Watertown.

He was president of the Jefferson County Agriculture Society for 29 years, poultry director at Madison Square Garden, a stone mason who worked on Watertown’s Court Street bridge and Thompson Park, and one of the first early players in the history of Watertown Red & Black football.

It was that last role Mel talked to him about in 1984.

You can watch that conversation in the video.

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