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County archives preserve local history

January 16, 2013
BY?REMINGTON?WHITCOMB ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - Regardless of where one might live in Chautauqua County, centuries of history are always nearby.

In early October, a fire in Castile, N.Y. destroyed a 130-year-old building which housed the village's public records and historical artifacts.

Though some records were salvaged from the fire, a majority of them were completely lost, essentially erasing a portion of the village's recorded history.

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