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In ’48, city prepped for anniversary; law and fire leaders feted

Schenectady Police Chief Joseph A. Peters, county Sheriff William Dunn and city Fire Chief James J. Higgins (in center, left to right), show off civic awards received from the Fraternal Order of Eagles during the spring of 1948. In on the awards ceremony are, from far left, Charles Dolzen, Leo Martin, Peters, Dunn, Higgins, Eagles president Daniel Dingman, Harry Woodruff and August Colson.
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Schenectady Police Chief Joseph A. Peters, county Sheriff William Dunn and city Fire Chief James J. Higgins (in center, left to right), show off civic awards received from the Fraternal Order of Eagles during the spring of 1948. In on the awards ceremony are, from far left, Charles Dolzen, Leo Martin, Peters, Dunn, Higgins, Eagles president Daniel Dingman, Harry Woodruff and August Colson.
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Schenectady boosters wanted to make sure people knew all about the weeklong Sesquicentennial United Nations Festival in mid-September 1948. So they began selling tickets to the party in the middle of July. Four ticket booths opened during the early summer to meet expected demand. Stephen De George of the Italian-American Federation and Anthony Rinaldi, festival chairman, helped sell tickets at the booth at State Street and Broadway. Clara Datilile and Josephine Pangle were also prepared ...

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