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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1989

From the Reporters Notebook … It takes a hale and hearty fan to be a Cleveland Browns booster here in Bills country. And one OBSERVER staffer who pledges allegiance to the Browns proved to all this weekend that he is willing to go the distance for his heroes. After working Saturday morning, he hopped a plane for Seattle so he could be on hand to watch the Browns whip the Seahawks on Sunday. Monday morning he was jetting home after earning his wings as a Browns’ Booster Beyond Belief.

Forty years ago — 1979

A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the scene of the train wreck at Dunkirk N.K.P. crossover when the New York Central (DAV&P) No. 14 plowed into a moving Nickel Plate freight on Oct. 19, 1917. Engineer Hugh York stayed with the locomotive and miraculously escaped injury. The head brakeman and fireman jumped before the crash and also escaped injury. The photo was presented to the Historical Society by Mrs. Fred Weidmeir, whose husband was a member of the train crew.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Lorry Antolini has been named general manager of Hartley Ford Inc. in Fredonia. He has been with the car dealership for six years and has served as sales manager for the past three.

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