Weekly Feature



2018-03-08 / Editorial

Out of the Past


OUT OF TIME — The Gipple cabin, a 210-year-old log cabin, which stood at the corner of Harris Hill Road and Wehrle Drive, was believed to be the oldest surviving building in Erie County when it was donated to the Hull House Foundation in 2013, beyond repair. The one room, 20- by 20-foot log cabin was built by frontier settler and New Englander Amos Woodard around 1803. 
Photo from “Lancaster Memories: APictorial History” and courtesy ofMary Jo Monnin and Dick Young OUT OF TIME — The Gipple cabin, a 210-year-old log cabin, which stood at the corner of Harris Hill Road and Wehrle Drive, was believed to be the oldest surviving building in Erie County when it was donated to the Hull House Foundation in 2013, beyond repair. The one room, 20- by 20-foot log cabin was built by frontier settler and New Englander Amos Woodard around 1803. Photo from “Lancaster Memories: APictorial History” and courtesy ofMary Jo Monnin and Dick Young 125 Years Ago
March 9, 1893

• There is a great uproar in the eastern part of the village on account of a new saloon, which is to be started there.

• The people of the town are sorry to lose the efficient services of the outgoing Commissioner of Highways, Jacob Bentz.

• An exchange says: “The new fractional currency to be issued in a few weeks will be denominations of 10, 15, 25 and 50 cents, and will resemble the old fractional currency issued during the war.”

• The dates for the 30th quarterly convention of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union of Erie County have been fixed for April 6 and 7. It will be held in Lovejoy Street M.E. Church, East Buffalo.

• Mr. Fred Walter and his man, Mr. Bert Cole, had a falling out (of a sleigh) last Monday on Livingston Street. Fred’s head had to take it, by coming in contact with the frozen ground, but Mr. Cole did not get damaged any.

• It pays financially for a school to be under the visitation of the Regents. Schools are allowed $5 for each junior certificate, with $5 extra for first diploma, and a second $5 extra for the first classical diploma issued to each student. Schools are also entitled to an apportionment from the Regents for the aggregate daily attendance of academic students.

• The cotton farm on the Plank Road, about a mile west of the village, has been sold to Buffalo parties at $750 per acre.

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