Weekly Feature



2014-10-23 / Editorial

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Oct. 26, 1989


EBENEZER DAM DEMOLITION — Built of concrete in 1910, the Ebenezer Dam on Cazenovia Creek near Mill Road replaced the original wooden dam on the site constructed by the Ebenezer Society. The mill race and mill pond behind it provided power for a grist mill and winter ice harvesting respectively. This photograph shows the beginning of the demolition of the dam in the mid-1950s. There has been seasonal flooding downstream ever since the dam’s removal. 
Courtesy of Jim Pace, town historian, and the West Seneca Historical Society (www.westsenecahistory.com) EBENEZER DAM DEMOLITION — Built of concrete in 1910, the Ebenezer Dam on Cazenovia Creek near Mill Road replaced the original wooden dam on the site constructed by the Ebenezer Society. The mill race and mill pond behind it provided power for a grist mill and winter ice harvesting respectively. This photograph shows the beginning of the demolition of the dam in the mid-1950s. There has been seasonal flooding downstream ever since the dam’s removal. Courtesy of Jim Pace, town historian, and the West Seneca Historical Society (www.westsenecahistory.com) •At a recent meeting of the West Seneca School Board, the district-wide school attire committee was chosen. The board had previously decided what positions would compose the committee and now they have filled in the names. The committee was formed to provide dress guidelines after students at West Seneca West Junior High School were kept from attending classes for wearing black concert T-shirts.

•Kevin Shaw was watching the television news when he heard about a fire that killed two brothers last March 13. He realized if he was in his bedroom and a fire broke out, he would have no escape to safety. Shaw was inspired by the fire story and invented a model of a ladder, made of non-flammable material to be stored in a compartment of a window sill.

• It’s showdown time. Put up or shut up. The Big One. East vs. West. Game day draws near as West Seneca East prepares to host West Seneca West at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Indians, considered slight favorites in this rivalry, have only a tie to blemish their record. They wrapped up the Division II title last week and are playing “only” for pride. East is struggling to survive in the wildcard playoff race.

•An Indian Church Road woman reported her 1986 Chevrolet Z-24 stolen. The car was valued at $8,000.

Do you have a memory of the West Seneca area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” West Seneca Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.

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