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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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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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Victor M. Rice – Bicentennial Biography No. 193

Victor M. Rice was born in Mayville on April 5, 1818 to William and Rachel Waldo Rice. He studied in local schools and later attended Alleghany College in Pennsylvania. In 1842 after graduating from college, Rice began studying law in … Continue reading

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Historical Society Hosts Picnic, Speaker at Mayville Park

MAYVILLE, N.Y. – The Chautauqua County Historical Society would like to invite the public to its next upcoming speaker program. Town of Chautauqua and Mayville Historian Devon Taylor will present “The History of Lakeside Park and the Mayville Shoreline” on … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 146 – 150

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Lucille Ball (Jamestown), Frank Michael O’Brien (Dunkirk), Joseph Damon (Fredonia) , Jack Cox (Gerry) and John Walton Spencer (Westfield). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Aug. 1 – Aug. 5, … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 141 – 145

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Jim Roselle (Jamestown), Abner Hazeltine (Jamestown), Alvah Bradish (Fredonia) , Belle Cole (Harmony) and H.B. Halicki (Dunkirk). Originally broadcast on local radio stations July 25 – July 29, 2011. No. … Continue reading

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