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Frewsburg Lions Hears About Effort To Restore Forgotten Cemetery

November 5, 2012
The Post-Journal

The Frewsburg Lions Club met in the Frewsburg Central School community room. Speaker for the evening was Dr. Gary Olson, a retired teacher and author. He described how he happened to take a lead role in the restoration of St. Mary's Irish Catholic Cemetery, located off the Guernsey Hollow Road in the town of South Valley. Olson said after the potato famine in Ireland, about 20 Irish families came to the United States and settled in the southwestern part of Cattaraugus County. They found work in the lumber industry in that area. A small church was established and the cemetery was located nearby. T

 
 

 

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