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Recalling some forgotten volunteers in Westfield’s history

June 6, 2012 Sometimes it seems like the universe is directing attention and focus on an unanticipated historic topic. Such was and is the case regarding volunteerism in Westfiel. more »»

The Old Presbyterian Burial Ground is rich in history

June 6, 2012 First published May 31, 1984. On or near Memorial Day almost everyone visits a cemetery to decorate the grave of a loved one. more »»

Memories and history of the Volusia Post Office

May 30, 2012 In August 2011, the Dibble’s Dabbles of Aug. 9, 1984, “Westfield mail was once carried in handkerchief,” was republished. more »»

Field of Honor was dedicated on Memorial Day 37 years ago

May 30, 2012 First published May 24, 1984. more »»

Bark Grill photo essay

May 23, 2012 Part 4 As this story has unfolded, it has undergone several revisions as well as corrections. more »»

70 years ago ex-President Roosevelt spoke here

May 23, 2012 First published May 17, 1984. more »»

A historical look back at the history of the Bark Grill

May 16, 2012 Part 3 Three other sources have provided more documented historical information about the property and owners of the Bark Grill, even prior to its existence - old maps, old directories, and title... more »»

When May arrives, we remember Mama

May 16, 2012 First published May 10, 1984. Glancing at the calendar for May, I notice that Sunday, the 13th is in red and designated as Mother’s Day. more »»

Corrections and clarifications for the history of the Bark Grill

May 9, 2012 Before continuing with Part 3, some corrections and clarifications are in order from Part 2. more »»

Trolley tracks dominated center of Main Street

May 9, 2012 This article first published May 3, 1984 It was more than half a century ago when the last Buffalo and Lake Erie trolley car passed through Westfield. more »»

Memories and owners from the history of the Bark Grill

May 2, 2012 Part 2 The Westfield Historian thanks her readers for their great response — feedback, stories and corrections — regarding part one of three of the Bark Grill History. more »»

Meet one of Westfield’s famous men

May 2, 2012 This article first published April 25, 1984: Last week I received a letter from Clara Trump in which she reminisced about her high school days here in Westfield. more »»

Bookends and myths from the history of the Bark Grill

April 25, 2012 Part 1 Evelyn Quagliana’s Bark Grill at 14 East Pearl Street in Westfield, although in an out-of-the-way location away from Main and Portage Streets, is one of the most-favorite and busiest... more »»

Strange travelers hiked through here

April 25, 2012 This article first published April 19, 1984: Long walks seemed to be the “in” thing during the summer of 1908 and some strange travelers passed through Westfield on foot. more »»

Explanations for a dark day experienced by many back in 1950

April 18, 2012 Holy Week was observed this year at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westfield from April 1, Palm or Passion Sunday, through April 7, Holy Saturda. more »»

75 years ago (in 1984) they built the viaduct in four months

April 18, 2012 This story first published April 12, 1984: Although on several occasions I have dabbled with the story of the building of the Main Street viaduct in 1908, it has been suggested that I tell once agai... more »»

Welch’s ‘lost’ plant

April 11, 2012 On Friday, March 23, 2012, the historian office phone rang, showing an unusual phone number from Ontario, Canada. “Parkview and Historian Office; this is Marybelle Beigh,” I answere. more »»

Westfield had faith in Miss Emma Piehl

April 11, 2012 This article first published April 5, 1984: As National Library Week approaches, it is fitting that Westfield people should remember Miss Emma Piehl who served the community so well for 52 year. more »»

Lookin’ Back 04/05/12

April 11, 2012 By the late Virginia Calhoun TO: April 6, 1892 There were 40 students registered in the primary department of Sherman School. • • • • • A heavy shower settled the roads and started the grass. more »»

New history mystery needs readers’ assistance to solve

April 4, 2012 The Westfield Historian Office at 3 East Main Street was “hopping” with interesting new/old items and information during the week of March 19. more »»

 
 
 

 

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