Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Twenty-three-month-old Brendan Cole Bardo of Silver Creek is prominently displayed on the box that contains the Fisher-Price Nesting Action Vehicles. Brendan’s mother, Karin, had sent his photo to the Fisher-Price Co. in East Aurora. Last July, when Brendan was 11 months old, the family was asked to bring him to the company’s photo studios in East Aurora where a series of pictures was taken. Karin found the toy this past April on the shelves of the Fredonia Walmart and brought one home, adding that “it’s very special to all of us to see Brendan’s picture on the box.”

Thirty years ago — 1989

A new museum located at Midway Park along Route 430 in Maple Springs has opened. The museum is a dream come true for Michael and Janis Walsh, the owners of Midway Park. A photo display, which includes the “City of Jamestown” steamboat, is located in the park’s skating and concession building. The museum also features an assortment of antique amusement devices, such as a Nickelodeon and a coin-operated fortune-telling machine.

Forty years ago — 1979

At the monthly meeting of the Historical Society of Dunkirk, Louis S. VanWey, president, presented charter member Leonard A. Schrantz with a framed citation for giving unselfishly of his time and effort to promote the objectives of the organization. Mr. Schrantz has spent many hours at the museum doing carpentry work and serving on committees. He is a former member of the board of trustees and assistant superintendent of the museum.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The American Red Cross has approved the mouth-to-mouth artificial respiration method as the procedure it considers the best for adults and children in a move to reduce summertime drownings.

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