A jack of many trades, the story of William A. Hart provides an interesting look into 19th century America and the beginnings of what would become the middle class.
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Not everyone in Western New York in the late 1800s was a fan of the drink. Fredonia’s Women’s Temperance Union took a stand against alcohol in December 1873, successfully closing many drinking establishments and laying the roots for the national W.C.T.U..
In the late 1800s, crusaders in Chautauqua County led a movement by launching the state’s first county suffrage association, influencing public sentiment and hosting several highly attended pro-suffrage events.
There are some who feel that Dr. Roswell Park was the one man who could have saved President McKinley’s life in 1901. But the more important legacy was his vision for a multi-disciplinary approach to cancer.
Women of New York State played major roles in the Women's Rights movements of the late-19th and early-20th centuries. Chautauqua County's Kate Stoneman was among the prime movers, breaking barriers in the legal profession still significant today.