Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Press Box Trading Cards, now in its second year of business, has grown to carry the largest selection of trading cards, both sport and non-sport, in the lakeshore area. Owner Dick Clarke’s intention is to accomplish the same in his newest area, which is comic books and will open a room which will be devoted to them this month. The business is located at 154 Central Ave., Silver Creek.

Thirty years ago – 1983

An OBSERVER photo shows a house which was surrounded by the new Quality Markets parking lot on Jackson Street in Silver Creek, and will be moving soon. Its new location will be on Stewart Avenue. The quaint, two-story structure, owned by Harry Quint of Silver Creek, at one time was the home of servants and chauffeurs to members of the Oliver Lee family, who resided in the large mansion on the hill behind the market. Mr. Lee, who is known as “the man who built Silver Creek,” once owned much of the area along Jackson Street toward the lake, invested in several area businesses and donated much to the community.

Forty years ago – 1973

Merritt Howard of Forestville was named “Cattleman of the Year” by the New York State Cattlemen’s Association at its annual meeting today in Syracuse.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Henry W. Hutton of Westfield has been elected potentate of the Ismailia Temple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Buffalo. Mr. Hutton is only the second Chautauqua County resident to receive the honor in the history of the organization.