Some say that Hornell might well have been as big as Buffalo or Rochester had a golden business opportunity of almost a century ago taken place.


What happened? Click the photo below for the rest of the story.



A major thank you is sent to Joe & Pauline Piccirillo for this outstanding news article, one found among Pauline's Mother's news clippings.

Fred VanGorder, mentioned in the article, is Pauline's Father and Jerome Wells, who purchased the structure shown in the above photo (1934), was a friend of Freds.


We also thank the Hornell Evening Tribune for allowing us to post this article


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