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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 »»

Fond farewell to a leader

June 14, 2011 This article was first published June 2, 1983 I want to thank Bessie Loveless for bringing to my attention the announcement of Marion Dickerman’s death which appeared in the New York... more »»

Lookin’ Back

June 14, 2011 TO Yesteryear 1908 The postmaster General Meyer ordered that mail carriers were forbidden to transport intoxicating liquors from one pint to another while in the performance of mail... more »»

Buzzings ‘Bout Baideme’s Barcelona… ‘The Old Lake Captain’

July 3, 2008 Some of you may remember that many business signs around Westfield were painted by Tony Baideme, who, as a 17-year-old aspiring artist, got his start working in an old sign shop on Elm Street, Ben... more »»

 
 
 

 

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