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Chautauqua County Represented at Battle of Gettysburg

2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863). To commemorate the anniversary of what many consider the most important battle to ever take place in the Western Hemisphere, we spent July 1 through July 3 … Continue reading

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The Sheridan Train Accident of 1893

On December I5, 1893 a frightful railroad disaster occurred on the Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad at Herrick’s Creek, two miles east of Dunkirk. The rain and melting snow had raised the water in the creek so that it … Continue reading

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Chautauqua County Historical Society Announces 2012 Event Schedule

Pulitzer Prize Winner to highlight lecture series (Editor’s Note: This post was updated on May 8, 2012 to reflect a change in date and time for Dr. Alan Taylor’s lecture. It will now take place Saturday, June 16 at 1 … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies – No. 191 – 195

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Samuel Hopkins Adams (Dunkirk), Loren and Walter Sessions (Clymer and Panama), Victor Rice (Mayville), Pauline G. Stitt (Frewsburg) and Katherine Bement Davis (Dunkirk). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Oct. … Continue reading

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Katherine Bement Davis – Bicentennial Biography No. 195

Katherine Bement Davis was born in Buffalo, New York on January 15, 1860 to Oscar and Frances Freeman Davis. Her mother was a strong proponent of women’s rights and a zealous advocate for women’s suffrage. Katherine and her family lived … Continue reading

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Samuel Hopkins Adams – Bicentennial Biograpy No. 191

Samuel Hopkins Adams was born January 26, 1871 in Dunkirk, the son of Minister Myron Adams and Hester Rose. Hopkins entered Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1887. From 1891 to 1929, he was a reporter for the New … Continue reading

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