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Bicentennial Biographies No. 116 – 120

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Willard McKinstry (Fredonia), Almet & Sheldon Broadhead (Jamestown), Warren Packard (Lakewood), Robert “Ellick” Alexander Carter (Jamestown) and Thomas Mariann Skidmore (Lily Dale). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 20 – June 24, 2011. Continue reading

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Bicentennial Biographies No. 111 – 115

A collection of bicentennial biographies from Chautauqua County, N.Y. featuring Henry Frisbee (Fredonia), Adolphus Fletcher (Jamestown), Samuel S. Whallon (Mayville), Clavin Rice (Westfield) and Julien T. Williams (Dunkirk). Originally broadcast on local radio stations June 13 – June 17, 2011. Continue reading

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The Pettit Family – Bicentennial Biography No. 29

The Pettit family played an instrumental role in the Western New York Underground Railroad. Dr. James Pettit was born in 1767 and practiced in both Madison and Onandaga Counties, N.Y. prior to coming to Fredonia. His son, Eber M. Pettit, was born in 1802… Continue reading

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