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Foote and the Anti-Slavery Movement Kicks off 2015 Program Schedule

Note: The following article originally appeared in the historical society’s February 2015 edition of our Timelines newsletter. Timelines is exclusive to all CCHS members, who receive the newsletter as part of their annual membership. To become a CCHS member, print, … 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. 196 – 200

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Horace Greeley (Clymer), George W. Patterson (Westfield), Richard T. Ely (Ripley), Aaron Hall (Charlotte, Westfield and Jamestown) and Obed Edson (Sinclairville). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Oct. 10 – … Continue reading

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George Patterson – Bicentennial Biography No. 197

George W. Patterson was born on Nov. 11, 1799 in Londonderry, N.H. to Thomas and Elizabeth (Wallace) Patterson. He was the youngest of twelve children, eleven of whom lived to mature age. Patterson received a common school and an academic … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies – No. 91 – 95

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring William Seward (Westfield), Olive Risley Seward (Fredonia), Calista Jones (Jamestown), Horatio Brooks (Dunkirk) and Marion Dickerman (Westfield). Originally broadcast on local radio stations May 16 – May 20, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 33 – 35

A collection of biographies from Chautauqua County, featuring Heman Bush (Busti), Elial T. Foote (Jamestown), and Silas Shearman (Jamestown). Continue reading

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