Category Archives: New York

In Search of the Haunted Tombstone

  50 years ago this October several of my friends and I went in search of a haunted tombstone. It was October 1964 and we were juniors at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y. The idea to look for the stone … Continue reading

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At the Fair – Two Generations

Nearly 50 years ago I went to the New York Worlds Fair. Nearly 75 years ago,  my father went to the New York World’s Fair of that era. In June 1939 the biggest event in the country was the visit … Continue reading

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At the Roycroft

About 1904, my grandfather , Hamilton Redfield Norvell and his family moved to South Wales, New York. He had taken a new position as one of the chief printers at the Roycroft in East Aurora.   Hamilton came from a … Continue reading

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