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File photo by Tom Rivers: Ryan Krenning portrays Hiram Curtis (April 1804 – May 17, 1871) during last year’s Ghost Walk on Sept. 30. Ryan was one of the Albion High School students who was a ghost, portraying a prominent person at the cemetery. Curtis owned a foundry along the Erie Canal currently occupied by the Lake Country Pennysaver and Orleans Hub. He manufactured agricultural implements including plows, cultivators and reapers. His company made 1,000 plows annually in a variety of patterns. The Erie Canal was a perfect place for his business allowing him to receive raw materials and ship finished product throughout the state and beyond.

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