East Aurora Advertiser

Column: View from Right Field: The Gold Rush

I’ve been fond of beginning my bi-weekly missive from Right Field by calling my hometown the place where Routes 16, 78 and 20A converge for a few blocks and then head off in separate directions. For a townie, that innocent adjective clause “where Routes 16, 78 and 20A converge” makes perfect sense. I never thought to ask why our Route 20 has an “A” affixed to it, from its western origin at (no longer) Seven Corners in Hamburg to its eastern terminus 83 and a half miles later near East Bloomfield...

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