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My grandparents, great aunt, aunts and uncles enjoying a watermelon feed. My grandfather, Charles J. Clarke, was the caretaker of the Clarkson Estate in Potsdam, New York, and he and his family occupied the caretaker's farmhouse on Clarkson Hill. An academic building of Clarkson University now occupies the location. View full size.