Thirty years ago — 1993

Construction on the new Cassadaga Branch Library building on Maple Avenue is progressing at a rapid pace which work moving ahead despite the winter weather. The library is expected to be finished by spring. The project’s total cost will be $235,000. Money from various sources is funding the new library.

Forty years ago — 1983

Jack Thorpe, son of legendary Indian athlete Jim Thorpe, is pictured holding up one of his father’s Olympic gold medals that were returned to the family of Thorpe by the International Olympic Committee in ceremonies in Los Angeles. Thorpe, a Sac Indian, was the greatest athlete of his day and won two gold medals in the 1912 Olympics for the decathlon and the pentathlon. They were taken from him when it was learned he played semi-pro baseball in 1910.


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