1903: Ira Allen made a balloon ascension at the Horse Trader’s convention in Nunda recently. According to the papers, he has made 1,543 ascensions since 1867, an average of about 43 a year for 36 years. Pretty good record for Ira.
The Dansville Area Historical Society will sponsor a community program Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the North Dansville Town Hall auditorium. The program will be on the history of the DL&W Railroad, which ran along Dansville’s East Hill, where it had a depot.
The DL&W was completed to Dansville in 1882. The line that ran both freight and passenger trains, ran along picturesque East hill and continued to Mount Morris.
The program will be presented by Leicester town historian Tom Roffe, who himself worked for Amtrak for five years, and then left to work at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. before becoming a town historian. Roffe’s roughly hour-long Power Point program will cover the period from the 1870s to the 1960s. Roffe will discuss the railroad’s influence in York, Leicester, Mt. Morris, Groveland, and Dansville; and will include the railroad’s relation to the “Castle on the Hill” and the Phoebe Snow era.
The program is free and open to the public. Donations will be greatly appreciated.
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