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May 19, 2013

DO You Remember May 19?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

Jordan Joseph, 7, was among the first to ride the carousel during the grand opening of Olcott Beach Park.

• After winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier, Funny Cide routed the Preakness field, moving one step closer to a potential Triple Crown win.

1988 — 25 years ago

• Tonawanda Parks Superintendent, Bob Peters, presented a plan to the Council that called for locating 25 campsites at the west end of Niawanda Park.

Mark Swartz received his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor held by Troop 501 of the North Presbyterian Church.

1963 — 50 years ago

George Papai won the actual singles with a 653 score and the all events category with a 1902 score at the Tonawandas Bowling Association Tournament.

Jim Hurtubise qualified for the Indy 500 with a speed of 181.357 mph.

1943 — 70 years  ago

• North Tonawanda City Engineer Carl Oelkers announced that city equipment would be used to plow large Victory Gardens throughout the city – those approximately 50 by 100 feet.

•  The Niagara Drive-In Theatre, located on the Boulevard north of Sheridan, was featuring “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.”

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