Thirty years ago – 1990

The Dunkirk Common Council approved a resolution directing the mayor to write letters of support for a proposal to have a commemorative U.S. Postal stamp issued featuring the Super Mallet locomotives built by the Brooks Works of the American Locomotive Co. in Dunkirk more than 60 years ago. Only 10 of the 120-foot long 2882 locomotives were built and none exist today. At that time, they were considered the largest and most powerful locomotives in the world.

Forty years ago – 1980

Vineyard Drive in the east town of Dunkirk is being realigned to intersect with Bennett Road (Route 60) opposite the entrance to the Thruway. Currently, Vineyard Drive intersects with Bennett Road north of the Thruway entrance. Holmes and Murphy of Orchard Park is the contractor for the job with a low bid of $371,431.

Fifty years ago — 1970

Dr. Oscar E. Lanford, president of Fredonia State University College, has announced the addition of a medical technology program to be offered by the college.


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