Weekly Feature



2017-05-25 / Editorial

Out of the Past


PAGEANTRY — Twin Village Post 463 VFW Color Guard leads the Erie County Loyalty Day Parade down Terrace Boulevard under the American flag supported by the aerial ladders from the Depew and Lancaster fire departments. The parade was on May 2, 1971, was sponsored by the Erie County Council Veterans of Foreign Wars, and it attracted an estimated 10,000 spectators and 2,700 marchers. 
Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe PAGEANTRY — Twin Village Post 463 VFW Color Guard leads the Erie County Loyalty Day Parade down Terrace Boulevard under the American flag supported by the aerial ladders from the Depew and Lancaster fire departments. The parade was on May 2, 1971, was sponsored by the Erie County Council Veterans of Foreign Wars, and it attracted an estimated 10,000 spectators and 2,700 marchers. Photo from “Images of America: Depew” and courtesy of Arthur J. Domino and Theresa Wolfe 125 Years Ago
May 26, 1892

• There is no better specific for rheumatism than earthworm oil. It is commonly made by taking two or three dozen of the largest earthworms that can be found, and placing them in a tin or iron cup over the fire. In a few minutes the worms will dissolve into a fine oil, which is then strained and may be bottled, tightly corked and set away in a cool place for use. It should be employed as a liniment, and the stiffest rheumatic joints, well rubbed with this natural lubricant, will recover their former flexibility.

• Work has commenced at Depew by Contractor Haven in constructing manufactories, and there is need of tenement houses. Tonawanda has an abundance of lumber and materials that can be afforded cheaper than elsewhere, and we are led to believe that some of our lively contractors and builders will take a hand in building up Depew.

• For some reason best known to themselves and the trustees, many teachers in the various union schools throughout Western New York are refusing to sign contracts to teach another year.

• While Henry and Willie Doedema, and Henry Atwood were crossing Cayuga Creek last Saturday evening about 5 p.m., their wagon capsized and all three were thrown in the water. Mr. Louis Beck swam in and loosened the horse, which swam ashore, after which the wagon lodged against a stone. The water being too swift, he was unable to swim back, and a rope was thrown in which he fastened around his waist.

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