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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1992

Merchants from the village of Fredonia got a first-hand look at how a Wal-Mart store will operate and what effect it will have on the community. A group of five Fredonia business owners traveled to the Wal-Mart store in Meadville, Pa., toured the facility and met with representatives of the Meadville Chamber of Commerce during the daylong event. The tour was set up by the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce.

Fifty years ago — 1972

Hyman Lippman has decided to close his store, Gail Jewelers, located at 337 Central Ave., Dunkirk. He opened the store July 18, 1938.

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