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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992

The Historical Society of Dunkirk held its annual Recognition Dinner at the Kosciuszko Club with 200 persons attending. It was a special evening because of the chosen honorees, David J. Doino, a native son who earned the Walter Smith Award for his contributions to the community; and Miss Elizabeth L. Crocker of Fredonia. The guest speaker was Retired State Supreme Court Justice Joseph J. Ricotta, the first Dunkirk resident to attain that honor.

Forty years ago — 1982

Claude C. Sharpe of 519 Swan St., Dunkirk served as the honorary grand marshal for today’s Memorial Day parade. A Dunkirk native, he is vice president of the Chautauqua County Past Commanders Association of the American Legion. Mr. Sharpe is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and participated in the D-Day invasion at Utah Beach on June 6, 1944. He is the former owner of Monroe’s Pharmacy in Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago — 1972

Joseph J. Oliver, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Oliver, 56 Robinson St., Silver Creek, has graduated from the University of Buffalo Medical School. He will begin his internship July 1 at Millard Fillmore Hospital in Buffalo.

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