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History of Ice Harvesting Lecture Set for Saturday, Nov. 12 in Dewittville

DEWITTVILLE, NY – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s final lecture for 2016 will take attendees to the shore of Chautauqua Lake for a special presentation on the history of ice harvesting. Local historian and author Fletcher “Ned” Ward of Bemus … Continue reading

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2016 County Historical Society Program Schedule Begins in April with Presentation on ‘The Year without a Summer’

WESTFIELD – The Chautauqua County Historical Society’s (CCHS) programming committee has finalized its 2016 Program Schedule with several unique lectures and events planned. Highlighting this year’s program schedule is a lecture on the 200th anniversary of The Year Without a … Continue reading

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Ice Harvesting on Chautauqua Lake

The commercial ice industry, made possible by the railroad, started in 1871 when the first of six large ice houses were built in Mayville. These were the Chautauqua Lake Ice Co., Pittsburgh Ice Co., Carlson’s Ice, Hopson Ice Co., Cornell … Continue reading

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