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The Four Things Every Dying Person Wants to Say

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl Personal Historian It is said that the four things a dying person wants to say to loved ones are: please forgive me,...

“Miracle Marcia”

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl Bemus Point resident Kim Rambacher knows a thing or two about enduring the struggles of a loved one fighting cancer. He...

Science Fiction Author Finally Gets His Due

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl A little known but prolific local science fiction author has finally received recognition due to the efforts of Hanover Town Historian...

Satanic Panic: Community gripped by cult scare in late 80s

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl It’s Friday, May 13, 1988 rumors of a satanic cult in Jamestown and the Southern Tier have peaked. Stories of impending...

The Lenhart and The Great Hotel Era

Contributing Writer Patricia Pihl Lining the porch is a leisurely row of multi-colored rocking chairs overlooking Chautauqua Lake. A few steps away, on its massive front...

The Amish and Their History in Chautauqua County

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl More than three years ago, I stepped into a van with Carol Lorenc of Amish Flair Tours for a tour of...

“Say, I taught thee” The story of Mary Willard and Robert H. Jackson

Contributing Writer Patricia Pihl Often, mentors are the unsung heroes behind the greatest legacies, helping to nurture and encourage - never knowing the full impact of...

‘Show and Tell’ Celebrates Personal History Month at Prendergast Library

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl Personal Historian Everyone remembers bringing a treasured possession to school and telling their friends why they loved it so much.  Why should...

Tackling a Scourge…. Cassadaga’s Newton Memorial Hospital

Article Contributed by Patricia Pihl From 1919 to 1958, Newton Memorial Hospital treated adults and children at its hilltop location overlooking Cassadaga Lake with the only...

Chautauqua Lake’s Great Race: 1879 Event Would Change Rowing History

Contributing Writer Patricia Pihl In early October of 1879, more than 25,000 spectators had descended upon upper Chautauqua Lake, swelling the shoreline with spectators between Mayville...

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