Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A “Do You Remember?” photo reveals that Nial Hadden operated a business at 6 Center St. to support Fredonia’s growing natural gas business at the turn of the century. He advertised “Everything for Natural Gas – Power Burners a Specialty.” The photo was taken between 1907-1909. The gentleman in the photo is Nial Hadden’s older brother, William Parks Hadden, who was a partner with his brother in the business. William was a member of the Masonic Order at Fredonia.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Fredonia Mayor Louis Mancuso announced today that he will seek be seeking a third two-year term in the March 14 village election. Mayor Mancuso listed as his first priority the water distribution system and water production facilities “which I believe holds the key to any future economic growth in the village.” Another top priority is to make the sewer plant more cost effective and efficient.

Forty years ago – 1973

Frank Dudek of Babcock Street, Silver Creek was chosen to fill the vacancy left by Jay Roof on the Silver Creek School Board. President Louis Piede conducted the meeting.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Robert R. Dew, president of the Dunkirk Trust Co., reported to the stockholders at the annual meeting that 1962 had been a profitable year.