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2018-02-08 / Editorial

Out of the Past


FRATERNITY — The Lancaster-Depew Moose Lodge opened on Broadway in 1921. Lodge 1605 hosted the annual state Moose convention in 1949, and drawings like the one pictured welcome other lodges from Niagara Falls, Utica and Rochester. During the organization’s golden anniversary celebration in 1968, membership was 1,000. 
Photo from “Lancaster Memories: A Pictorial History”and courtesy of Mary Jo Monnin and Dick Young FRATERNITY — The Lancaster-Depew Moose Lodge opened on Broadway in 1921. Lodge 1605 hosted the annual state Moose convention in 1949, and drawings like the one pictured welcome other lodges from Niagara Falls, Utica and Rochester. During the organization’s golden anniversary celebration in 1968, membership was 1,000. Photo from “Lancaster Memories: A Pictorial History”and courtesy of Mary Jo Monnin and Dick Young 125 Years Ago
Feb. 9, 1893

• The bear saw his shadow last Thursday, which makes it safe to predict 5 weeks more of cold weather.

• Under the new law, school districts which have not purchased books to the amount of $5 will not be entitled to draw any public library money.

• The Buffalo, Bellevue and Lancaster Railroad Company’s temporary bridge over Cayuga Creek, just west of the Transit Road, was carried away by the high water Monday night.

• The Como Terrace Improvement Company of Lancaster was incorporated at Albany Monday. It will buy and sell real estate with a capital of $50,000. The directors are Volney Kinne, John W. Dobbie, Matthew I. Shearer, Walter H. Hotchkiss, A.M. Wright, Arthur S. Leach and Edward J. Simpson, all of Buffalo. Among the new companies incorporated last week was the Lake Avenue Land Company of Lancaster, Capital, $20,000; and directors, William Barker, F.H. Gatchell, Henry Newman and others of Buffalo.

• It is rumored that a large steam forge is soon to be started at Lancaster or Depew, and equipped with the largest and best hammers to be had, together with a machine shop of the most approved pattern.

• Mr. Frederick Kiefer, an old resident of the Town of Lancaster, died at his home in Town Line on Saturday, Feb. 4, after a short illness of typhoid pneumonia, aged 65 years and 2 days.

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