Pieces of the Past
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from Letchworth Park History

Development Plans for the Park 1947

Recently the Country Courier of Warsaw, NY ran the following information. Taken from their newspaper archives, the information documents the post war push for the expansion and development of Letchworth Park.

Remarkably, all the proposed plans eventually were accomplished!


60 Years Ago, February 27, 1947"

"Letchworth Park was entering on a very ambitious post-war program in the spring. Park workers planned to enlarge and expand facilities at the park for greater employment and entertainment for the public. During World War II, many services were forced to be eliminated or reduced. The item missed the most was food service. A three-year contract signed by A.B. Davis of Warsaw would include concessions for food covers at the lower and upper falls. A cafeteria would be built into a building where the prison camp had been, near a proposed swimming pool. The Glen Iris Inn would also be updated and a flood control dam built near Mt. Morris once 3200 more acres of land was bought by the government and turned over to the Letchworth Park Committee."

Source: The Country Courier, Warsaw NY, Thursday , Feb 22, 2007, p 7.

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