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Bicentennial Biographies No. 81 – 85

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Albion Tourgee (Mayville), James H. McGraw (Harmony), Frank Burns (Westfield), Everett Burmaster (Hanover), Irv Noren (Jamestown). Originally broadcast on local radio stations May 2 – May 6, 2011. Continue reading

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Judge Jacob Houghton – Bicentennial Biography No. 17

Judge Jacob Houghton was born in Bolton, Mass in 1777. His father, Simon Houghton, was for many years a member of the Massachusetts Legislature. As a young man, Jacob went to Vermont, taught school, was clerk in a store, and then removed with his employer to Troy, New York. There he studied law for three years Continue reading

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