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Bob Franklin ran a great newsroom

August 2, 2011 First published July 26, 1984: Anyone who lived in Westfield during the 1920s and ‘30s will remember Bob Franklin who owned and operated the Newsroom and was involved in almost every... more »»

Ottaway Park provides another history mystery

July 26, 2011 On a hot and humid Monday morning, one day after this year’s Westfield Firemen’s Annual Ox Roast, a tall, rugged man walked into my historian office with a color photo of what appeared to be a white... more »»

The Birth of the Deutsch Meisters

July 26, 2011 This article first published September 13, 1990: “Newly Formed Westfield Band Rehearsal” was the heading of an article which appeared in The Westfield Republican of Sept. more »»

Lookin’ Back

July 26, 2011 TO: October 1918 Letters from Sherman area servicemen, serving overseas, mainly in France, took a large portion of the front page news. more »»

Some mystery photos to ponder

July 19, 2011 This week, some historic photos and some mystery photos were found in the files of the Westfield Republican and passed on to the Westfield Historia. more »»

Ahhh, a blanket, a banana and lemonade

July 19, 2011 This article was first published on July 12, 1984: As I sit at my typewriter wondering what to dabble in for this week I hear the kids going down the street returning home from Welch... more »»

Lookin’ Back

July 19, 2011 TO September 1896 The civil service commission has issued an order to federal office holders warning all employees against seeking or making contributions for campaign purposes. more »»

Remembering Aggie’s Diner

July 12, 2011 Was there really a diner in Sherman? Yes, and it was very successfu. more »»

The 1890 ‘Spinster Class’ was unique

July 12, 2011 First published June 28, 1984: Perhaps the most unique class ever to graduate from Westfield School was the Class of 1890. more »»

Lookin’ Back

July 12, 2011 TO July 9, 1907 Assemblyman Hamilton of Westfield was named by the governor to Acton a state commission with an Ontario, Canada commission to try to agree on uniform law regarding fishing in Lake... more »»

Beacon/Bradley Diner memorabilia

July 5, 2011 The history of diners in Westfield seems to have been, and continues to be, one of the most popular and “productive” series of articles since BeeLines started in 2007; popular in that it has had the... more »»

Local dignitaries let down their hair

July 5, 2011 First published June 30, 1983: There was a time when a very popular type of social event was a “Children’s Party. more »»

Lookin’ Back

July 5, 2011 TO 1895: A dispatch from Havana says much damage was caused by the recent heavy rains in the Vuelton Abajo, the great tobacco growing district, many portions of which were inundated and... more »»

Recap of Diner History in Westfield, and some new discoveries

June 28, 2011 The First Annual Roadside Day on Historic Route 20 on June 18, 2011, is now history. more »»

Familiar faces among early high school graduates

June 28, 2011 First published June 23, 1983: Every year when June rolls around our thoughts turn to school – the budget meeting, the election of new school board members, and finally the end, happy... more »»

Lookin’ Back

June 28, 2011 TO: 1896 The court at London has ordered the extradition to America of William Turner and William E. Dunlop, the Burden diamond robbers. more »»

Lookin’ Back

June 22, 2011 TO June 22, 1887 The Commencement exercises of the class of ‘87 of the Sherman Union School were held at Excelsior Hall. The graduating class consisted of Henry A. Thayer and Henry W. more »»

First Roadside Day on historic Route 20

June 21, 2011 The past few weeks have been a flurry of activity assisting diner historian and author of “Diners of New York”, Mike Engle, to set up for another special event – a Roadside Day along Route 20 in... more »»

This area’s popular ‘underground railroad’

June 21, 2011 First published October 7, 1982: In the years immediately preceding the Civil War, thousands of slaves from the southern states were attempting to escape to freedom in the northern state... more »»

Westfield lock works, padlock patent

June 14, 2011 Part 5 of Series — Mysteries and Memories along the Chautauqua Creeks Readers may recall Parts 2 and 3 of this series from last month, in which an antique padlock,... more »»

 
 
 

 

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