Old Times Remembered

In this photo from the Monday, Feb. 5, 1973, edition of the Salamanca Republican-Press is a performance by brothers Tom and Bob Wachter for the United Fund radiothon aired live over radio station WGGO. $600 was collected.

150 YearsFeb. 6, 1873: The Concert under the directions of Mr. M.F. Bennett, at the Congregational church last Thursday evening (Jan. 30), passed off very successfully, although there was a very meagre attendance of our people. Home talent seems to lack appreciation here; the people preferring to patronize traveling humbugs rather than entertainments gotten up in the interests of the village. The programme was made up of well selected music, and the class evinced no little taste and skill in executing it.

Feb. 6, 1873: HUMPHREY NEWS — The two Baptist churches are encouraged under the lead of their respective Pastors, and the Pastors’ helpers, to arise and build them houses of worship. Both churches have resolved to build. The first church will put up their house at Chapelsburgh. A lot of the purpose has been secured by the trustees, and twelve hundred dollars has been pledged towards the erection of the building. The second church will locate their house at Humphrey Centre. About nine hundred dollars has been pledged towards its erection.

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