Twenty years ago – 1993

Raymer McQuiston, a former Fredonia resident and now an attorney with a Manhattan law firm, described to Lifestyles Editor Louise Ratkoski what it felt like to be in the firm’s offices on the 52nd floor of the World Trade Center when a bomb rocked the building on Feb. 26. The explosion hit in the underground parking garage and within two minutes smoke reached the 52nd floor. Mr. McQuiston, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Julian McQuiston of Fredonia, managed to escape the building, but only after much difficulty because of the thick smoke.

Thirty years ago – 1983

All Chautauqua County communities, organizations, businesses, schools and citizens have been invited to join in a three-year celebration of the county’s 175th birthday, according to an announcement made by County Executive Joseph Gerace. The celebration will kick off with an anniversary luncheon at the White Inn this month to honor the founding of Pomfret.

Forty years ago – 1973

“Time Brothers” – Richard Lewis, Slow Time; Alvin Crowe, Any Time; Pat Ryan, Fast Time – entertained a capacity crowd at the Silver Creek High School auditorium. The event was the 13th Kiwanis Kapers.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Winners of the Land Mark Rally held by the Northern Chautauqua Sports Car Club were Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Willsey, Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, DeForest Woods and Helen Haglund.