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Lookin’ Back 03/15/12

March 21, 2012
Retyped by ELAINE G. COLE - Reprinted from THE CHAUTAUQUA NEWS and SENTINEL NEWS (editorial@westfieldrepublican.com) , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

TO: March 1927:

Sunday night about 10 o'clock, fire broke out at the Curtis house on Sumerfield Avenue in Chautauqua, and spread rapidly. There was little fire apparatus at hand and about all that could be done was save the contents of builds and occasionally tear down a shed or small building to keep it confined to as small a space as possible. In all, about 55 houses were burned. The fire took some of the oldest places on the grounds and some of the best. Many of the houses were not insured as the rates were so high. Quite a number of houses on Terrace Avenue were badly scorched and otherwise damaged.

Hon. W.L. Sessions and wife reached home in Panama, from Washington.

George Hubbard expected to close his harness shop for the summer and open the Panama house about May 1.

The Kansas excursionists were returning. Most of them were much pleased with their trip and some of them would return. Hitchcock bought a farm 30 or 40 miles from Wichita, while nearly all invested in that place or Garden City, or both.

One cantata of Daniel which had been rehearing for two weeks under the direction of L. C. Brown would be given at Sherman Excelsior Hall. The costumes were from Buffalo and a great addition to the entertainment.

S.D. and D.W. Adams purchased the building and stock of groceries owned by Edmunds & Clute, and would be ready for business that week. Mr. Edmunds would go west to see what he could find in the way of business.

B.S. Henry of Clymer, was in Sherman one day and won five games of checkers from James Shaffer to the latter's two. The championship might be going to Clymer.

James Barden, proprietor of the Westfield bus line, was in Sherman looking for a team having lost one of his Span by a broken leg received in the stable.

C.H. Waterhouse, of Sherman went to Findley's Lake every Thursday to do dental work.

Brocton was having quite a boom. G. Ryckman opened up some new streets on his land and was selling lots to all who wanted. There would be a large number of houses built there during the season. The grapes business was one of the main causes of the new start.

A special school meeting would be held at Ripley to consider the propriety of Building a new school house.

The streams near Sinclairville wee stocked with 21,000 Brook trout fry.

 
 

 

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