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July 11, 2014

Do You Remember July 11?

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2004 - 10 years ago

• The City of Tonawanda received a $400,000 grant from the New York State Environmental Protection Fund for constructing 640-linear feet of floating dock space in the Erie Canal.

Elio and Theresa D’Angelo stopped by the “Wedding Bells over 60 Years” display at Budwey’s. Frank Budwey erected a wall in his store to honor the many couples who worked, met and fell in love in the supermarket’s aisles.

1989 - 25 years ago

• More than 150 people attended a retirement party honoring Tonawanda Fire Chief Edwin Gugino.

Edward and Evelyn Gath celebrated 65 years of marriage. They were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnsburg.

1964 - 50 years ago

• The Delaware Street overpass of the new Elmer G. H. Youngmann Expressway was under construction. The expressway was expected to open in about a year.

• Tonawanda and a portion of the Town of Tonawanda were without regular mail deliveries for a day because the Tonawanda Post Office basement, where mail was sorted, was flooded.

1944 - 70 years ago

President Franklin Roosevelt announced that he would accept a fourth-term nomination by next week’s Democratic Convention.

• Navy Seabee Elmer Bereck, a veteran of both World War I and II, was on a 30-day furlough at his home at 301 Delaware. He had participated in two invasions and held two Silver Stars for each occasion.

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