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WILFRED 'FRIDAY' ALLEN'S BARBERSHOP - EARLY 1950'S
615 W State St. Current location Shortell Plumbing
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KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FIRE -  1970'S
Corner of Hamilton and N. Barry Streets
OLEAN LUMBER'S NEW BUILDING RIBBON CUTTING - 1969
Olean Lumber Yard Truck - 1930's (insert)
L to R  Richard McMullen,George Baker,Jonathan Bates,Unknown,Richard Cradduck
ALLEGANY DRIVE-IN THEATER MATCHBOOK  - 1950'S
Located 2 miles west of Allegany NY. Originally built by famous cowboy Gene Autery's real estate ventures. Later managed by
local Olean Bordonaro Family until it's closing in early 1980's.  How many of your friends got in by hiding in the trunk?
Bordonaro Family still operates The Portville Drive-in, one of the few Drive-in Theaters remaining in the United States.
          CHRISTMAS PARADE  2010
           
To enjoy the parade
RICHARDSON'S GROCERY 13th & W. STATE ST. 1950'S
One of Olean's Oldest Grocery Stores - MORE PICTURES
MISS NEW YORK STATE ORCHESTRA LEADER - AL CECCHI
Miss Cattaraugus County-Carol Chase & Band Vocalist Karen Simon-1967
OLEAN'S SOAP BOX DERBY - 100 BLOCK OF WEST STATE ST -  SUMMER 1950'S
These racers are lined up in front of the Haven Theater near the main intersection of Union & State St.
FOR MORE PICTURES
EARLY 1950'S OLEAN HOUSE REGULAR AND SMORGASBORD  MENUS - OWNED & HOSTED BY MARCUS FAMILY
REYNOLDS RAMBLING RANCH RESTAURANT - 1950's
Olean-Portville Rd. Westons Mills NY
CHAFFEE'S PEANUT STAND 1930'S - 1940'S  PORTVILLE, NY
Located just outside Portville Village across from Red & Trudy's Restaurant
HOLMES NEW ENGLAND KITCHEN RESTAURANT - 1940'S - PORTVILLE NY
Later became Fishers Restaurant during the 1960's

MANY THANKS TO PORTVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & CINDY KEELEY FOR VINTAGE PORTVILLE PICTURES
MORE TO COME
PALACE THEATER BUILDING - 1980'S
PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD STATION - 0LEAN NY    1940'S
Located in downtown Olean - Station now part of JCC Campus
DUGAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1950'S
Corner of N. 5th St. and W. Sullivan St.
FREMMINGS HOT SHOPPE RESTAURANT - EARLY 1950'S
Westons Mills-  car-hop gals served you in your car. History...CLICK HERE
THE ROCK CUTS - 1950'S
Heading toward Lucia's and Hostageh Restaurants & Knapp Creek
B.P.O.E. ELKS LODGE 491 - 1950'S
200 Block of W. State St. - Olean NY
DAVIS' BAKERY & CAFETERIA - 1940's & EARLY 1950'S - 117 N. UNION ST. OLEAN, NY
Located next to former F.R. Brothers Pharmacy - Olean's first and only cafeteria-style restaurant
SUMMER SHOPPING - DOWNTOWN OLEAN - 1950'S
Notice the number of cars parked for shopping and sidewalk shoppers
"TAXI JOE"  MAGNANO'S TAXI'S IN FRONT OF OLEAN HOUSE - 1930'S
OLEAN HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & LOCKWOOD CLEANERS -  1950'S
Corner of 7th and W. State St.  Now Flannigan's Furniture
OLEAN PEPSI HOSTS IMC PARTY - 1987
Catered by Old Library Restaurant.   L-R Louie Marra, Johnny Dwaileebe
Joe/Sue Marra now owner of Old Library Restaurant, Jimmy Dwaileebe
OAK HILL PARK - SOUTH EAST ENTRANCE - 1940'S
Located in 100 Block of N. 4th and Washington St.  
THE LINCOLN DINER  - 1940'S
West State St. between 3rd & 4th St. Next to Melody Corner
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, OLEAN NY  1950'S
Corner Union & W. State St. Later Manufacturer Hanover
YMCA BUILDING - N. BARRY ST. 1940'S (L)                                        NEW LOCATION S. UNION ST. 1970'S (R)
New location of YMCA on Wayne Street in early 2000
STATIONS OF THE CROSS - ST BONA'S CEMETERY 1940'S
A small pond with swans graced the lower section in the summer
THE MAGIC CARPET RIDE - CRYSTAL BEACH  - 1950'S
A super Fun House ending with a Magic Carpet Ride
SOUTH UNION ST. BRIDGE - OLEAN NY   1920'S
Experience Olean 1920's......CLICK HERE
CRYSTAL BEACH - THE COMET ROLLER-COASTER 1950'S
One of two coasters. Smaller roller-coaster was made of wood
CRYSTAL BEACH BOARDWALK & AMUSEMENT PARK - 1930'S
Olean's weekend fun spot across the border into Canada.
OVERLOOKING SALAMANCA NY - FENTIER VILLAGE A FRONTIER ATTRACTION BUILT BY RESIDENT  NED FENTON
Experience the Original Fentier Village Old West Experience......CLICK HERE
SALAMANCA NY AS WE REMEMBER IT BEST - 1950'S
ST ELIZABETH SEMINARY-CONVENT - ALLEGANY NY  1940'S
Housed Bona coeds off campus during 1950's
FENTIER VILLAGE  -  SALAMANCA NY -  1960'S
A REAL FRONTIER TOWN OF THE OLD WEST
CABLE CAR RIDE UP MOUNTAIN TO FENTIER VILLAGE
Accessed from parking lot on Rt 417 - Only way in to Fentier Village
FENTIER VILLAGE AUTHENTIC STAGECOACH RIDES - 1960'S
FENTIER VILLAGE OLD WEST TRAIN RIDE - 1960'S
RED GARTER PLAYHOUSE & SALOON - 1960'S
Experience Old West Gunfight 1966.......CLICK HERE
MORE PICTURES COMING SOON
F&J DRIVE-IN  RESTAURANT - WESTONS MILLS - 1980'S    OWNED BY FRANCIS (CHEECH) AND JOSEPHINE CONSTANTINO
Opened in 1948 as Fremming's Hot Shoppe, Purchased in 1957 by Josephine Gomez' father, then taken-over early '70's by she and her husband Francis.
Renamed F&J (Francis & Josephine) they operated it until 1990 still serving the signature ham and beef BBQ's with frosted mugs of root beer.  YUM!!
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Soul Singer James Brown chats with musicians from the Olean NY area in this 1966 photo.  Members of the
Aerovons visited the singer at his hotel while he was performing in Pittsburgh in May of 1966.  From left are Dora
Eisenhart, Dave (Butters) Eisenhart, Jim Housey, unknown, , unknown, James Brown, unknown, Johnny Bloise,
Margie Bloise and Jon Gary.                    
Photo from Olean musician Dave Dorson collection submitted by Floyd Smith
CORNER 6TH & W. STATE 1958
Corner-The Lamplighter, Adams Barber Shop, A & M Cake shop
Picture submitted by Mike Winicki
OLEAN BRICK YARD - SENECA AVE - 1940
Located  between Line St - Houghten Ave.   Brook St. to rear
CHRISTMAS TIME AT GRANTS - DOWNTOWN OLEAN 1965
Remember the snack bar's unusual hot dog buns?
       BIG RON'S RESTAURANT & BAR - JUDY'S SUB SHOP 1986                   WENTZ'S RADIO & TV REPAIR - WEST STATE AT 12TH ST
                  North Union St. across from Olean Center Mall                                              Current location of Olean Hospice
OLEAN'S FAVORITE SANTA - GEORGE PANCIO
Greeting families at his Main St. roof top home
EARLY 1960'S MISS NEW YORK STATE PAGENT PARADE ALONG WEST STATE ST - OLEAN NY
Franks Pharmacy - Groden's Children Shop, Ben Electric Supply, and Segal's Clothing Store in background.