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"Stained Glass Artist's Leaded Glass Came Knife: The knife is a Don Carlos Model made in Solingen, Germany by Friedrick Herder".

Written by Patrick J. Cullen.

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THE RANDOLPH REGISTER
Randolph Register, Vol. 39, No.49 Randolph, N. Y.
April 17, 1903
One Great Industry That has Been Instrumental in Building
Up a Village.
The Commercial Life Blood Of Little Valley Drawn from the Cutlery Works
How Knives are Made by Ingenious Men and Machines.

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From The Randolph Register, Vol. 39, No.49 Randolph, N. Y. April 17, 1903
One Great Industry That has Been Instrumental in Building Up a Village.
The Commercial Life Blood Of Little Valley Drawn from the Cutlery Works How Knives are Made by Ingenious Men and Machines.

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Cattaraugus Cutlery Workers in front of the Factory
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The Cutlers of Cattaraugus County, New York:  A History and Chronology

Written by Brad Lockwood and Dean E. Case, who also provided photos of Cattaraugus Cutlery Workers and JBF Champlin

The history of American cutlery cannot be told without Cattaraugus County. Remarkably, this one county has been home to at least two dozen cutlery operations (see partial side list) with no less than 70 established companies within a 50 mile radius of Little Valley, New York, Cattaraugus County’s Seat, and a town once known as “The Village of Knives.”

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Roosevelt's visit to Village of Cattaraugus
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Cattaraugus Village and Rich Valley - Submitted by Patrick Cullen

The Battle of Cattaraugus
During the American Revolutionary War, in 1779, General George Washington adopted a strategy of reducing the assets of the British by attacking the American Indian tribe's villages who sided with them.  Nearly all of New York State's Iroquois Indian Tribes fell into that category.

Leavenworth home in 2016
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Alson E. Leavenworth

The following information was extracted from the 1893 Historical Gazetteer and Biographical Memorial to Cattaraugus County, NY.This information was noted to be condensed from a biography written by Hon. John Manley

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A small plot marked by a stark white wooden cross in the secluded Horsehoe Cemetery in Carrollton contains the 600-year-old remains of an Iroquois recovered during an archeological excavaion in Nittany, PA.

Stephen Welch
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Allegany

 

Stephen Welch was born March 31, 1824 in Groton, New York and moved along with his parents, to Allegany about 1850. He married Louise Harriett Allen on December 22, 1847.  Mrs. Welch died June 9, 1899 at the age of 72.  They had four sons and two daughters.

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The US has not always been a nation of right-handed drivers.  Earlier in the history of the US carriage and horse traffic traveled on the left side of the road as it did in England.  By the late 1700, so it is told temsters driving large wagons pulled by several pairs of horses began prompting to shift to the right side. A driver would sit on the rear left horse in order to wield his whip with his right hand.  To see opposite traffic clearly, the teamsters traveled on the right side.

Front of Inkley's
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Changes in our lifestyles sometimes mean familiar icons are no longer visible. Businesses disappear from our environment. Public pay phones are no longer available.  The phones used now are portable and most everyone carries one. Less and less phones remain attached to a landline in our homes. The small family owned forty to fifty cow dairy farms are almost extinct.

Farm photo January 2016 taken from I-86
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 Located across from the Seneca Casino on I-86, Salamanca is a rare find. Located on Fancher Avenue is a small dairy farm where the cattle are still milked in tie stalls.  Dairy farms like this are a rare find. It is considered a family dairy with approximately 100 cows that are still milked in tie stalls. The cattle are still turned outside to graze.

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Squadron Launches a Co-ordinated Plan of Search for Lost C-46; Sheriff's Craft Also Sent Out
  The Air Force's Air Rescue Swuadron today established a headquarters at Buffalo Airport and launched a co-ordinated plan of search for the C-46 airliner which vanished Saturday night on a nonscheduled flight from Pittsburgh to Buffalo. 

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List of Persons Aboard C-46
Washington, Dec 31- Following is a arevised list of persons aboard the C-46 transport plane which left Pittsburgh for Buffalo Saturday night.  The names were given to the Civil Aeronautics Board by airline officials, and additional information was given by friends of those aboard:

Crew
Capt. J. C. Webber, pilot in command.
Co-pilots Gus Athas and H.E. Rutzebeck.
Capt. Victor Harris, also aboard.
Stewardesses Pearl Moon, Dolores Beshears, Dolored Harvey.  All crew members were from Miami, Fla.

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As we find records of early residents who were awarded Land Warrants for their military service or received pensions we will add their information to the roster.  What we have noted:  the pensions came very late in the lives of those who had served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.  Those listed to date were well into their late 70 years of age before pensions were issued.

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In the earliest of days of settlement in Cattaraugus County wolves, bear, wild cats and other wildlife caused considerable damage or total destruction to crops and killed farm animals. Bounties were placed on these dangerous animals throughout the townships of the county. This provided settlers with an opportunity to accumulate some much needed money. The effort was so successful that many of the animals, especially wolves were hunted to near extinction.

Entrance to Ellicottville Country Store and Antiques
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 This little store is bursting with ambiance. It takes the visitor back to yesteryear. The photos and review are the only testament needed to encourage you to visit.

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Edge a visit on the border of Cattaraugus County crossing Cattaraugus Creek to Erie County

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