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Bicentennial Biographies No. 151 – 155

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Enoch Curtis (Busti & Fredonia), Grace Richmond (Fredonia), Erastus Dow Palmer (Dunkirk) , Thomas Lake Harris (Brocton) and Charles Cowden (Chautauqua Lake). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Aug. 8 – … Continue reading

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The Dexter Brothers – Bicentennial Biography No. 21

The Dexter brothers were among the earliest settlers of Chautauqua County. Darius Dexter was the first to arrive, coming to Mayville, N.Y. in the spring of 1808 from Herkimer County, New York. He was hired by the Holland Land Company to cut a mile and a half of road from the lake through Mayville towards the Cross Roads [Westfield]. He returned to Herkimer… Continue reading

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