Category Archives: Images of the Past

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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A Brief History of the Chautauqua County Jail

Above is an image of the construction of the “new” county jail in 1939. A few days ago on the Chautauqua County Historical Society Facebook Page we shared an image of the fountain in Mayville Park – with the county … Continue reading

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Exhibit to Feature Work by Acclaimed Jamestown Photographer

MAYVILLE, N.Y. – One of the most prolific photographers in the history of Chautauqua County will be featured at the Bicentennial History Fair on Aug. 13 and 14 in Mayville. The Chautauqua County Historical Society plans to present an exhibit … Continue reading

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Images of the Past – More from the Tranquist Collection

The following five images are from the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s Tranquist Collection. The society has nearly 2000 images in the collection, many of which feature various people and communities from throughout Chautauqua County. Thanks to trustee Niles Dening, many … Continue reading

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Images of the Past – Town of Harmony

The following five images are from the Chautauqua County Historical Society’s Tranquist Collection. The society has nearly 2000 images in the collection, many of which feature various people and communities from throughout Chautauqua County. Thanks to trustee Niles Dening, many … Continue reading

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Where is this? – Question answered!

We are happy to find an old postcard that identified the location of an earlier blog post to the “Where is this?” category.  You can view the original post. Writing on this new find, ID’s it as the Panama, New … Continue reading

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