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Bicentennial Biographies No. 156 – 160

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Walter Smith (Dunkirk), Sophia Williams (Fredonia), Clara Elizabeth Sackett (Westfield & Jamestown) ,  Grace Galloway (Jamestown) and Jennifer Stuczynski Suhr (Fredonia). Originally broadcast on local radio stations Aug. 15 – Aug. … Continue reading

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Hezekiah Barker – Bicentennial Biography No. 9

Hezekiah Barker, a native of Rhode Island, settled within the limits of the present village of Fredonia in the fall of 1806. The village common, in the center of the village, was a donation from him to the corporate village and bears his name. He built a gristmill in partnership with Richard Williams and traveled 80 miles to Pennsylvania with an ox team to get the grist stones… Continue reading

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