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Restoration of Historic Fountain in Westfield Underway, Support Still Needed

Casey Huber (left), and Fredonia Boy Scout Troup 267 uncovering the 1820 gold fish pond. Over 80 conch shells were discovered in the dirt from the 1870s dirt fill. (submitted photo) WESTFIELD, NY (Aug. 31, 2015) – For many years … Continue reading

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U.S. Senator Schumer Requests Bedell Letters to be Displayed at McClurg Museum

WASHINGTON, DC (June 8, 2014) – U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is asking the Detroit Public Library and the Benjamin Shapell Manuscript Foundation to lend two letters exchanged between Abraham Lincoln and Westfield native Grace Bedell to the Chautauqua County … Continue reading

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County Historical Society Summer Gala is June 8 in Westfield

The Chautauqua County Historical Society is inviting residents and supporters of local history to attend its annual fundraiser and gala on June 8 in Westfield. “A Joyful Sound” will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the historic McClurg … Continue reading

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Public Support Needed for McClurg Fountain Restoration Project

WESTFIELD, N.Y. – A number of individuals in the Westfield area are working to restore a fountain to Moore Park, located in the center of the village. In the early 1820s a fountain was first installed in front of the … Continue reading

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Recalling William Seward in Chautauqua County

I recently saw the Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln – a film that focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s effort to get the 13th Amendment passed by Congress in early 1865. As expected, the movie was well produced, directed and acted. It provided … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 36 – 40

A collection of biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring Royal Keyes & William Breed (Jamestown), James McClurg (Westfield), Patrick Falconer (Falconer), William Broadhead (Jamestown), and Asahel Burnham (Arkwright)… Continue reading

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