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The First Bank in Chautauqua County

In 1831, Chautauqua County saw its first bank established. That was the year the Chautauqua County Bank at Jamestown applied for incorporation to the state legislature. According to Andrew Young in his book – History of Chautauqua County, N.Y. (1874) – … 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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George W. Tew – Bicentennial Biography No. 28

George Washington Tew was born in Rensselaer County, N.Y. in April, 1804. He was the son of William Tew, a carpenter and millwright originally from Nantucket, Mass. who moved to central New York in 1796… Continue reading

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