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HLOM offers 90-minute 'Buffalo River History Boat Tour' on Sept. 14

By Billie Owens

The Holland Land Office Museum is presenting its annual history trip on Wednesday, Sept. 14th; this year it's the Buffalo River History Boat Tour.

This will be a 90-minute narrated tour on the waterway that made Buffalo one of the biggest and richest cities in the world while you gaze at the magnificent structures that drove its growth. You will hear the stories of Buffalo's scoopers -- residents and immigrants alike -- who worked the docks and mills, feeding the nation and the city's "guilded" economy. You will experience our nation's largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet awayThis is one of Buffalo's most unique cultural experience.

Cost is $40 and includes the boat trip and lunch at "Chef's Restaurant" in Buffalo. Transportation is provided through the Muriel H. Marshall Fund for senior transportation.   Please be at the Holland Land Office Museum at 8:30 a.m. for a prompt 9 a.m. departure. We should return about 4 p.m.

Call the museum at 343-4727 for information on reservations and pre-payment by Sept. 9th. The trip is limited to 40 people.

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