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  • Arcadia — A century

  • One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.

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  • 100 Years Ago
    July 31, 1913
    * A new electric blower was installed at the Presbyterian church, putting many boys out of Sunday duties.
    * George Burnham, Fred Phelps, George Muth, and Dr. C.H. Davis were on a fishing trip at Temagame, Canada.
    * For Sale - Building lots from the Margaret Colton estate. Four lots on Chestnut St., 10 lots on Hoffman St.- Contact Mr. Peirson at the First National Bank.
    * Material started arriving for construction of the Main Street canal bridge. This would finish up the Barge Canal project.
    75 Years Ago
    August 4, 1938
    * The Newark Board of Education took an option on Bailey estate land off East Avenue for $19,850. This land was earmarked for the planned new high school.
    * The new hospital at the Newark State School was named for the late Dr. Charles Vaux.
    * The Newark Village Board voted to close Perkins Park to truck traffic and establish a 10 mph speed.
    * The Newark Post Office occupied their new wing, constructed exactly 25 years after the post office building was built.
    * The Newark Courier was selected by Woodyard Associates among 2100 papers as an outstanding publication.
    50 Years Ago
    August 1, 1963
    * Two "fresh air" girls, ages 10 and 13, arrived in Newark, staying with the Robinson family on Hydesville Road.
    * New curbs and sidewalks were being constructed by the Newark village crews on East Union St.
    * Ad - 1960 Falcon $1,095, 1959 Ford Retractable Hard Top - $1,395 - Tyman Ford, Phelps.
    * The Jackson & Perkins Co. announced a new rose, a hybrid tea, named after Cape Coral in Florida.
    * Ad - Seat Belts $3.75 - Finn's Auto Parts Center 207 East Union St.
    25 Years Ago
    August 5, 1988
    * In slow pitch softball, Joey's Northside team remained in first place after 8 games so far in the season.
    * A controversial convenience store, planned for the Old World Inn property was not acted upon by the Newark Planning Board, as the applicant did not appear.
    * Newark PAL All-Stars captured the Western New York Senior Little League title in East Amherst.
    * Newark High School graduate Tom Burgess was named player of the week by the Canadian Football League.