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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1989

A bald eagle paid a visit to Cassadaga, according to Art Washington of Pettit Place. Mr. Washington said he spotted the bird which he described as immature, perched on a tree near the shoreline of his neighbor’s property. It sat there about a half hour before taking off and flying south toward the swamp. Mr. Washington said the bird was about 2 1/2 feet tall and was just beginning to develop its distinctive white head feathers.

Forty years ago — 1979

Sister Mary Conceptia Koszelak is compiling a book that, when completed, will outline much of the history of the Dunkirk Polonia. The book will also document that the Dunkirk Polonia (the first baptism recorded in 1848), had its beginning then and is the first in the country. Presently, Panna Maria (St. Mary’s) Texas, founded in 1854, is recognized as the initial Polish settlement within the United States.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A new cookbook published by Episcopal churchwomen includes more than 2,000 recipes from Episcopal women throughout the country. Mrs. Genevieve Jordon of Forestville entered her Pork Sausage Casserole recipe.

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