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From: "NMetzger" <>
Subject: Re: [NYWYOMIN] Apr 1869: Batavia & vicinity news
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2006 20:00:32 -0400
I am from the Town of Sheldon Historical society. If you by chance come
across anything from the Sheldon, Varysburg, Johnsonburg and Strykersville
area in those old papers we would love to hear about it, or at least the
date of paper so I could look it up on microfilm.. What a nice job. Thanks!
Keep it up.
Mary Ann Metzger
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From: "DonLinda" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 23, 2006 7:05 PM
Subject: [NYWYOMIN] Apr 1869: Batavia & vicinity news
> Progressive Batavian - Batavia NY
> April 16-1869
> Mr Charles Cooper at Seaver's Drug Store, was the first Batavian to own a
> Velocipede. He keeps velocipedes to rent at 50 cents per hour.
> Lime. - A.J. Morgan has fresh burnt lime for all customers at his kiln on
> the farm E.B. Morgan one and a half miles west of this village.
> Off the Sidewalk. - The village dads have banished velocipedes from
> sidewalk. Get out, wid yer two veeled wehicles!
> If we are to have no considerable Manufacturing establishments here,
> is sustain and continue the growth of our village? Quein Sabe?
> Auction Sale. - Wm. E. Heston will sell some very desirable stock,
> farming tools, &c., &c., at auction, on the Heston place, near Bushville,
> this town, on Thursday, the 22d inst.
> A Cold, backward Spring is said to be the right kind of weather for an
> abundant fruit season. If this be true, what a wealth of fruit will be
> grown this year, to be sure.
> Mr Phineas Ford, of this village, a man seventy-eight years old, split
> and piled, in one day last week, four cord of wood. Where's the next
> seventy-eight-year-old boy who can equal that.
> Change of Conductors. - Henry Agar has been removed from the
> Conductorship of the Passenger train of the Canandaigua Branch of the
> Central Railroad and Amasa Searles appointed in his place.
> Cameron & Prentice, successors of Pierson, Prentice & Co., in the
> Mils, are now prepared to furnish Flour, Feed, Corn Meal, &c., &c., as
> be seen by reading their advertisement in another column. They are
> men and will furnish the very best of manufactures in their line.
> Mr James Miller and J.L. Foster have formed a copartnership in the Wagon
> and Carriage manufactory business. The firm occupy the shops and buildings
> on State street lately occupied by Miller & Fox. Messrs.. Miller & Foster
> are practical mechanics and will turn out the best of work.
> Velocipede Rink. - W.P. O'Brien has rented Terry's Hall for one year
> for a Velocipede Rink.
> Mrs John Hunn, of this place, died on Friday last, 7th inst., aged 42
> transcribed & submitted by L.Schmidt, 23September2006.
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