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Lakeview Burials began ca. 1815. Early residents, soldiers & veterans of Civil War, World Wars I & II and later wars rest here.
Olcott Amusement Park In the early 1950s the Olcott Amusement Park was a prime destination for both adults and children. This map shows how the Olcott Amusement Park (Olcott Beach Carousel Park) looked at the time. [left margin] Ontario StreetCaro…
1914 World War 1918 This tablet erected by Newfane Post 873 In memory of those who for their splendid spirit of duty and patriotism were chosen from this township to serve the Allied cause Aiken, Bryan · Allen, Frank · Andrews, …
[front]S.B. Kemp Post, No. 108, G.A.R., of Olcott.[21 names] One country and one flag. With malice toward none and charity for all. Whatever we wish to see introduced into the life of a nation must first be introduced into its schools. [right][37 …
Not Underground, Not a Railroad Freedom seekers used whatever means available to make their journey. Some stowed away on canal boats and lake steamers. Some were transported hidden in wagons. Usually, however, they simply traveled on foot, under t…
War of 1812 Battles Were Fought Upon the Land of This Farm Arriving in 1807, James McClew was among the first handful of non-Native American settlers to come to this area. Only a few pioneers had settled in what is now the Town of Newfane before 1…
Built in 1823. First Brick House built in the Town of Newfane. Site of first town meeting April 6, 1824.
Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott c. 1800 for the Holland Land Company.