Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Village of Alden, New York

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Senate Resolution No. 164


COMMEMORATING the 150th Anniversary of the Village
of Alden, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this Legislative Body to honor and
commemorate the distinguished histories of the communities which
comprise the noble body of this great Empire State; and

WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its
long-standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to
commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Village of Alden, New York; and

WHEREAS, The Town of Alden is situated on the eastern border of Erie
County, north of the center, with Newstead on the north, Genesee County
on the east, Manila on the south, and Lancaster on the west; the village
is centrally located within the Town of Alden, and is part of the
Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area; and

WHEREAS, The early growth of the village was slow; Thomas Farnsworth
built a tannery in 1822, half a mile to the north, and the first post
office was established in 1823, from which date the location began to
assume the character of a village; and

WHEREAS, On May 7, 1869, the Village of Alden was incorporated with
G. F. Vandervoort, E. W. Hendee, D. C. Skeels, J. B. Pride and A. D.
Farnsworth as its Trustees; a reincorporation was effected in 1891,
during which time considerable street improvements were made; and

WHEREAS, In 1854, William C. Leonard and others interested in
education built a large frame building and established a seminary; the
Spring Creek Cheese Factory began operations in 1880 under the ownership
of Benjamin Gifford, and the Alden Natural Gas Company was organized in
1892; and

WHEREAS, The Methodist Church at Alden village was organized on
April 17, 1881, and the house of worship was erected in 1885; and

WHEREAS, Of historic origin, and remaining fruitful over the ebb and
flow of decades of growth and change, the Village of Alden continues to
provide the quintessential quality of life for its residents; and

WHEREAS, The residents of the Village of Alden have a bright outlook
for the future of their community, which remains a beautiful place in
which to live and raise a family; and

WHEREAS, In recognition of the Village of Alden's rich history and
enduring contribution to the State of New York, this Legislative Body is
proud to pay tribute to this spirited town upon the occasion of its
150th Anniversary; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Village of Alden, New York,
recognizing the significance of the role it continues to play in the
life of the community of the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the Village of Alden.


  • 10 / Jan / 2019
  • 15 / Jan / 2019
  • 15 / Jan / 2019

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