Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

The Chautauqua County Airport North (Dunkirk/Sheridan) could have a second fixed base operator, Great Circle Aviation, in business by this fall. Although Dunkirk Aviation has served the airport as a fixed base operator for many years and there is “probably not enough business to support two FBOs,” the county cannot refuse to lease land to Great Circle and permit it to offer aviation services in competition with Dunkirk Aviation.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Vintage vehicles from the 1929 to 1939 period are being sought by the movie company that will be filming a sequence of the movie, “The Natural,” in Gowanda in September. The film sequence will include the star and his female companion in a convertible, passing through the Gowanda Village Square, up West Main Street from the direction of the Gowanda Bridge. Gowanda will be depicted as a downtown street in Evanston, Ill., in 1939.

Forty years ago – 1973

Despite the 400,000 gate crashers who did not pay the $10 ticket price at the Watkins Glen “Summer Jam,” better known as “The Son of Woodstock,” its two promoters will be splitting an estimated $2 million. About 600,000 persons attended the rock festival during the weekend.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Samuel C. Joy of Dunkirk, owner of Aluminum Products of Dunkirk, announced that the business has moved from 173 East Fourth St., Dunkirk to 210 Seymour St., Fredonia.