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A Look Back: The Old Village Ordinances


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back, this week I decided to have some fun. In 1910, a booklet was created that contained the Village Ordinances for Springville. Let’s learn about some of them. Part of Ordinances 1, read that… “No person shall within the limits of said Village keep or maintain any disorderly or gambling house or house of ill fame.” ... Read More »

A Look Back: Christmas gifts from a century ago


By Jolene Hawkins Looking back 100 years ago, where and what did we get for Christmas gifts? You could shop in several stores downtown on Main Street — no internet in those days. There were dry good stores, furniture stores, clothing stores, shoe stores and if you were really good, the blacksmith stores for a new buggy with the fringe ... Read More »

A LOOK BACK: Snowy Main Street, Springville


The Union Block Building on Main Street in Springville during the winter in1910s.  No snowplows or heavy equipment to move snow. The same building was featured several times in national news coverage of last week’s lake effect snow event. By Derek M. Otto The only thing historic about the snow storm late last week might be the media coverage.  It ... Read More »

The Concord Historical Society Celebrates 75 Years


By Derek M. Otto The Concord Historical Society is celebrating its seventy-fifth year of preserving the history of the Town of Concord.    Founded in 1941 by civic-minded individuals who were looking to preserve the town’s past, the society received its official charter as the Springville Historical Society.   It’s amazing the timing of their founding— the Great Depression and ... Read More »

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