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New book chronicles stock car racing in the ’50s

Stock Car Racing in the 50s, by Ford Easton, highlights 48 tracks in western WNY and NWPA that operated in the ’50s. WNY tracks include those from the Chemung Speedrome east of Elmira, Wellsville Raceway, Angelica Raceway, Hunt Raceway, Olean Raceway and Stateline Speedway at Busti in the west, including Continue reading →

Woodcrest Commons resident Kathy Hart rides a 1916 carousel at the home of the Allan Herschell’s merry-go-round factory, one of the last existing complexes in the United States to house the production of wooden carousels.

Turning Back the Clock

No matter when you were born, when you step foot on carousel, you are ageless. Residents at Woodcrest Commons were delighted by the lilting melodies from the Wurlitzer and fantastical displays of artistry during a recent trip to the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda. Fascinating history flanked with Continue reading →