Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

For more than 60 years, people who appreciate good food provided in a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere have been coming to the White Horse Inn on Route 60 just outside the Cassadaga village limits. The restaurant’s current owners, Dick and Lettie Watt, have provided their guests with personalized service and imaginative food since 1982 when they took over the operations that began as a lunch counter and auto repair shop in the early 1930s. With the end of Prohibition in 1933, the White Horse came into being as the combination restaurant and tavern that has existed ever since. It was named the White Horse because the restaurant’s slanted roof was the perch for a white carousel horse namesake for years.

Thirty years ago — 1989

In an effort to comply with insurance company recommendations, the city of Dunkirk recently installed several traffic barriers to prevent vehicles from driving off the end of the city dock. On at least two occasions in recent years, motorists have driven off the end of the dock in apparent suicide attempts. The new barriers are actually sections of concrete drainage pipe that were stored at the city garage for several years.

Forty years ago — 1979

Miss Lisa Malinowski, the current Fredonia Junior Miss, has been named winner of a $12,000 scholarship toward tuition, fees, textbooks and expenses of room and board during four years of college. The Fredonia High School senior plans to attend Hobart and William Smith College at Geneva as a pre-med student. The grant was one of 44 awarded by the Firestone Rubber and Tire Co. of Akron, Ohio. Lisa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Malinowski, 43 Carol Ave., Fredonia.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The Dunkirk High School Band recently cut a record with the Century Recording Co. of Buffalo, a firm specializing in recording groups at the high school and college level. Of professional quality, the record is titled, “The Sounds of Music,” and includes selections from the successful musical. Andrew Christina is the director.

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