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WWI soldiers march in Albion a century ago

Posted 5 May 2014 at 12:00 am


By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

ALBION – Our snapshot taken during World War I shows Co. N. 74 Reg. NYS Guard parading up South Main Street in Albion.

Appearing in this 1917 picture are Capt. John Beckwith, Rev. Ford of the First Baptist Church, First Lt. Lynn Burrows, Bert Bidelman and George Houghton.

Note the vintage autos parked along the street. The house in the background (upper right) was the Waterman residence, which was torn down in 1956. This is now the site of Tim Hortons.