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June 30, 1979: Memories of growing up on the East Side

Aletta Streeter moved from Buffalo to California as a young woman, but she writes of her vibrant memories of growing up on Buffalo’s then-German East Side, taking the streetcar to Shelton Square and Main Street and taking the Canadiana to Crystal Beach.

"Star Spangled Memories"

"When dad opened a store on East Ferry Street and Waverly, I started to learn how to crochet from the German ladies in the neighborhood. They wore fancy 'boudier' caps on their heads and neat, started housedresses."

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