Research Report: The Rich History of East Aurora. 6 th Grade ELA Zakroczemski / Guerra Class: Mikayla C. Ben C. Haley D. Jacob E. Quinn F. Alex D. Miranda H. Bryanna J. Brynna K. Grace L. Katie M. Maxine M.
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6th Grade ELA
Zakroczemski/ Guerra Class:
Mikayla C. Ben C. Haley D. Jacob E.
Quinn F. Alex D. Miranda H. Bryanna J.
Brynna K. Grace L. Katie M. Maxine M.
Dylan M. Tessa N. Cody P. Seneca P. TJ S.
Breanna S. Matt S. Derek T. Alec V. Alex W.
Max W. Travis W. Cal Z. Feb./ March 2011
On 690 Main Street, built in 1930, is E.A.’s famous
Vidlers5&10. It was a store built because locals did not want to take 20 minutes to get to Buffalo for common household items.
The first records of teaching go back a century and a half and one of the oldest boarding schools was in East Aurora and helped teach kids in grades 7-12 who had dyslexia.
In 1883 East Aurora offered free high school education to the children of East Aurora.
Students who went to school usually lived close enough to walk but if they didn’t they would ride a horse.
The East Aurora Schools taught the students Latin, Greek, English, math, and science
The three schools in EA were the only ones that prepared their peers for college.
Irving L. Price was the mayor of East Aurora from 1929-1932 and the co-founder of Fisher-Price Company.
Millard Fillmore was born on January 7th 1800, and died in 1874. He lived here and went on to be the 13th President of the US.
Elbert Hubbard was born in 1856 and was a writer and artist and philosopher. He started the Roycroft Arts Movement and built the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.
Important EventsThe first newspaper was started in 1835.The village used to be 2 different villages and came together in 1873.The first fire department was established in 1876.The first electric company was established in 1890.The first police department was established in 1910 and its first jails were located on Elm Street.
The Roycroft Chapel was built in 1899 and is now the Town Hall.
One important Roycroft worker was a man named Samuel Warner who created title pages, initials, book-plates, and borders for Roycroft books.
Information for this project was gathered at the East Aurora Middle School Library with the help of Mrs. Kruse. Bibliographies were completed by each student individually and included in their research report.
Thanks for taking the time to learn a bit more about the history of our village!