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Bridges crossed the gorge in old days

September 28, 2011 First published February 23, 1984: If you have looked at an old map of Chautauqua County lately, perhaps you noticed that a number of roads are shown to cross Chautauqua Gorge. more »»

Lookin’ Back

September 28, 2011 To: 1918 Thanksgiving prices — Butter, 70 cents, pound; chickens, 35 cents, eggs, 65 cents, dozen; potatoes, $1.50 a bushel; flour, 24 lb, sack, $. more »»

One family’s story of life, death, memories and saying good-bye

September 21, 2011 Introductory note A fascinating, mysterious and true story was recently related to Marybelle Beigh, Westfield Historian, by a historian colleague and friend. more »»

Party given by Golden Agers 31 years ago (in 1984)

September 21, 2011 First published September 6, 1984 I am often asked how and where I find the material for my weekly story and I am unable to give a cut and dried answer. more »»

Lookin’ Back

September 21, 2011 To: November 1893 At Xenia, Ohio on the 22nd, the little Miami express train struck a carriage containing three ladie. more »»

Another ‘history mystery’ photo

September 14, 2011 As explained in last week’s Buzzings from BeeLines, a Great Things About Westfield, or GTAW, member recently submitted several photos from the 1930s and 1940s, some of which were not labeled, nor... more »»

Westfield had hot track team during 1930 season

September 14, 2011 First published September 8, 1983 It seems that this has been the shortest summer in history, and now it’s September, and the kids are back in schoo. more »»

Mystery photos have many Westfield residents ‘stumped’

September 6, 2011 After the flurry of excitement over the Hal Barry Band mystery photo, and the post World War II float mystery photo identifications, one of the Great Things About Westfield, or GTAW, members brought... more »»

Lookin’ Back

September 6, 2011 To: 1977 Clymer News by the late Gertrude Gravink Your reporter will be taking a leave of absence July 24 to September 2 and will beat Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for hip... more »»

Chautauqua County Bicentennial History Fair highlights

August 30, 2011 The Chautauqua Suites Convention Center at Mayville hosted a highly successful, one-of-a-kind county-wide History Fair as one of the major events in celebration of Chautauqua County’s bicentennial,... more »»

Westfield heartily welcomed boys home after Great War

August 30, 2011 First published August 25, 1983 Westfield “gave them a hearty welcome then” in 1919 when the soldiers and sailors returned home following World War I. more »»

Lookin’ Back

August 30, 2011 TO: September 3, 1907 The annual picnic of the members of the board of supervisors and elective officers and all former supervisors and county officers was to be held and the Picard Hous... more »»

Westfield’s first library

August 23, 2011 The following story was first published in the “This Week @ Patterson Library” email newsletter. Anyone interested may subscribe for free by going to and clicking on “Subscribe. more »»

Looking Back

August 23, 2011 To: July 21, 1977 Mr. and Mrs. Al Munger of Bradenton, Florida and Carl Soderberg were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Illig on Saturday evening. more »»

Westfield Gave World A Successful Actor

August 23, 2011 First Published August 16, 1984 Perhaps it was his role in the Westfield High School Senior Class Play of 1926 that launched Carleton Young on his career in drama. more »»

Another history mystery unfolds: The case of the mysterious grape juice and bottle

August 16, 2011 In November of 2010, I received a letter from a local grape farmer who had been given a bottle of grape juice that was Barber Grape Juice in a Julep Bottling Works Westfield N.Y. bottle. more »»

Westfield mail was once carried in a handkerchief

August 16, 2011 First published Aug. more »»

Lookin’ Back

August 16, 2011 TO: July 14 and August 25, 1977 Donna A. Damcott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Damcott, RD 4, Sherman, and Daniel C. Stratton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. more »»

Mystery photo number three

August 9, 2011 The World War II float and some identifications plus some more about the HB Band mystery photo number one Getting the second-most attention of the four mystery photos... more »»



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