Author Archives: Jason Sample

Congressman, Senator, Governor, “Soldiers’ Friend” Reuben Fenton Turns 200

One of the most well-known political figures to emerge from our corner of New York State was Reuben E. Fenton, who was born 200 years this July 4 (2019) in the Town of Carroll. To celebrate his 200th birthday, here’s … Continue reading

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County Historical Society Annual Meeting to Feature Local History Author

WESTFIELD, NY – The Chautauqua County Historical Society (CCHS) will hold its 2019 annual meeting on Saturday, April 27 at the Lakeshore Assembly of God (252 E Main St, Westfield NY). The annual meeting gives CCHS members an opportunity to … Continue reading

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Program to Focus on Chautauqua Lake’s First White Settler

MAYVILLE – Chautauqua County has had its fair share of eccentric and colorful characters throughout its long history. The first of these notable individuals was arguably Dr. Alexander McIntyre, who became Chautauqua Lake’s first white settler in the spring of … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County: A Place Fit for a President

Note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of Timelines, the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s quarterly newsletter. All members of the historical society receive the news letter as part of their annual $20 membership fee. You can sign … Continue reading

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Armistice Day Centennial, Return of Annual Picnic Highlight 2018 CCHS Program Schedule

WESTFIELD – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s (CCHS) programming committee has finalized its 2018 Program Schedule with several unique lectures and events planned. Highlighting this year’s program schedule is a collaboration with local historians from across the county in November … Continue reading

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Reflections on the United States Entering World War I, 100 Years Later

Below is an article originally appearing in a Saturday insert of the Jamestown Post-Journal on April 1, 1967 on what was then the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Entering “The War to End All Wars.” The article was written by … Continue reading

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