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Sandy picks up her story where she marries Richard Dowley after high school graduation. They work the family farm on River Road until they finally get out of the dairy business and sell the farm. Sandy works at the Book Press until she is elected…

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Cris White speaks of growing up in Williamsville as a member of the Williams family. She describes the perfect childhood she had in the village of Williamsville and the importance of the swimming hole and both hard work and fun. She discusses the…

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Sandy describes growing up in Newfane Village before it was "discovered" after I-91 was constructed. She tells stories of the Newfane School, participating in plays at Mr. Field's theatre, working in the telephone exchange, and meeting her…

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After growing up in Newfane Village, Bob Litchfield discusses the Newbrook Fire Department as well as some of the characters that lived in town in the 1950s-1980s. Bob was rocking in a rocking chair during this interview - if you hear a funny sound,…

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Thom discusses growing up in Newfane Village, working at the Newfane Inn and learning the restaurant business from Chef Rene Chardaine, who later opened the Four Columns Inn. He remembers Budd and Don Kent, the postmaster and mailman who were also…

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The Palmer Family started visiting Newfane Hill in the 1930s and inherited and then bought property on Newfane Hill and around Kenny Pond (also known as Grout Pond). He discusses electricity coming in 1946, Louise Haight and Miss Burlingham, Able and…

In the two interviews with Fran Grout, Laura and Castle are gathering information about The Grange. Fran (Lawton) was born in Dummerston and became a member of the Grange as a teenager. She married Grank Grout (of Newfane) and explains the "Who's…

In the two interviews with Fran Grout, Laura and Castle are gathering information about The Grange. Fran (Lawton) was born in Dummerston and became a member of the Grange as a teenager. She married Grank Grout (of Newfane) and explains the "Who's…

Jon Julian talks about his arrival in Williamsville in the late 1960s and the dynamics of the "new comers" integrating with the long time residents of the town. He speaks of his role in community efforts to create the vibrant spaces of the Cause…

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Interview with Jean Allbee, who describes growing up on West Street (when it was a dirt road), playing commando on the Common with other kids, going to the big square dance, and other aspects of days gone by. She also discusses her 30 year career…
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