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April 24, 2013

Do You Remember April 24?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Ann Dyer was named director of the Eighth District of the Garden Clubs of New York State.

• Tonawanda and North Tonawanda volunteer fire companies planned a meeting to discuss Memorial Day and Firemen’s Day parade events.

1988 — 25 years ago

• No paper published.

1963 50 years ago

• Mother Elizabeth, Superior General of the Order of St. Mary Namur, visited the nuns at Mt. St. Mary Academy in observance of the 100th Anniversary of the order’s arrival in America.

• UB student Lois Reeves of Kenmore was selected as the WNY Outstanding Nursing Student by the Student Nursing Association of New York State.

1943 — 70 years ago

• North Tonawanda firemen were certain Spring had come. They responded to five calls to stamp out grass fires. Three grass fires in Tonawanda were topped-off with the arrest of four boys ranging in ages from 12 to 16.

• The death knell of the old “High Speed Embankment” was sounded as Gov. Dewey signed the Moffat Bill. It would purchase with state funds the defunct IRC right of way from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, running through the Tonawandas. The 88 foot right of way would permit building a ‘moderate speed” highway with a dozen cross streets inside the Twin Cities.

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