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Historical Fulton, NY

The Hunter Arms Co. was one of the most successful companies ever in Fulton. the company, which made double barrel hammer shotguns, began in 1889 and was in production until 1950. It merged with the L.C. Smith Gun Co. in the late 1890s and became known at Hunter Arms/L.C. Smith. Eventually, the Hunter Arms portion of the company moved to Tennessee while L.C. Smith stayed in Fulton. According to information from the Friends of History, the guns made here in Fulton were known by the elite in the shooting world. People could order the guns made any way they wanted and many became real works of art. One recently sold at auction for $202,000. John Phillip Sousa of march fame ordered one and it was so beautiful his wife had it frame to put on the wall and ha had to order another one for shooting. The L.C. Smith Collectors Association will gather for the fourth annual Hunter Arms weekend Aug. 22 and 23 in Fulton. This is a rare opportunity to not just see but to observe some of these guns made in Fulton used for trap, skeet and 5 stand competitions. Samples of various guns will be on display at the Pratt House at 177 S. First St., Fulton and shooters will compete in skeet, tap and 5-stand events Aug. 23 at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club on Route 57. All events both days are open to the public. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
The Hunter Arms Co. was one of the most successful companies ever in Fulton. the company, which made double barrel hammer shotguns, began in 1889 and was in production until 1950. It merged with the L.C. Smith Gun Co. in the late 1890s and became known at Hunter Arms/L.C. Smith. Eventually, the Hunter Arms portion of the company moved to Tennessee while L.C. Smith stayed in Fulton. According to information from the Friends of History, the guns made here in Fulton were known by the elite in the shooting world. People could order the guns made any way they wanted and many became real works of art. One recently sold at auction for $202,000. John Phillip Sousa of march fame ordered one and it was so beautiful his wife had it frame to put on the wall and ha had to order another one for shooting. The L.C. Smith Collectors Association will gather for the fourth annual Hunter Arms weekend Aug. 22 and 23 in Fulton. This is a rare opportunity to not just see but to observe some of these guns made in Fulton used for trap, skeet and 5 stand competitions. Samples of various guns will be on display at the Pratt House at 177 S. First St., Fulton and shooters will compete in skeet, tap and 5-stand events Aug. 23 at the Pathfinder Fish and Game Club on Route 57. All events both days are open to the public.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.comHistor

Help save the Midway Drive-In this weekend

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By Ashley M. Casey

A T-shirt sale held this weekend at the Drive-In and at Harborfest will raise money to rebuild the screen, which was destroyed in a storm earlier this month.

Owner John Nagelschmidt said members of Girl Scout Troop 10101 will assist with the fundraiser, selling T-shirts and bracelets that say “I Helped Save the Midway.”

T-shirts will be $20 and bracelets will be $2. Continue reading

Kenneth Holland, former Phoenix schools transportation supervisor

Kenneth M. Holland, of River Road,  Phoenix, died Monday July 21, 2014 in Wyoming County Community Hospital, Warsaw, NY at the age of 63.

He was born June 16, 1951 in Buffalo, a son of the late Merton and Mary (Carroll) Holland.

He was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton and was supervisor of transportation for Phoenix Central School where he had worked for 16 years prior to retiring.

An avid hunter, he was a member of the NRA, Tuscarora Hunting Club and Pathfinder Fish & Game.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Cahill) Holland whom he married in 1981; three sons, Kenneth Holland, Jr. of Brewerton, Kelly Holland of Houston, TX, Kyle Holland of Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Krista (Timothy) Beechler of Java Center, NY; two granddaughters, Raena and Sydney; his beloved dog, Clicker; a sister, Beth Holland of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dennis Holland.

A Celebration of Kenneth’s Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday July 27, 2014 at RFH’s  Hideaway, 1058 County Route 57, Phoenix.

Memorials may be made to Scope-NY, 8316 Irish Rd., Colden, NY 14033-9777 (www.scopeny.org); Pathfinder Fish & Game Club, 116 Crescent Drive, Fulton, NY; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 (www.cancer.org).

Arrangements were completed by W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade.

Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.

 

Car show set for Aug. 9 in North Volney

A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham. Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
A car show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug. 9 on the church grounds at North Volney United Methodist Church. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and is $8 per car. All makes, models and years are welcome. If you love it and you want to show it off, bring it to the show. There will be door prizes, music and voting on the favorite car by those in attendance. The winners will receive a prize. Food and drinks will be available as well as a bake sale and a small book sale. The church is located at the corners of County Routes 4 and 6 in the town of Volney. If you have questions call Beverly at 593-6825. Pictured from left; Beverly Beck, Milton Beck and Gerry Graham.
Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea