A Rough Rider from Chautauqua

Theodore Miller was the ultimate golden boy. The son of Lewis Miller, the successful manufacturer of farm machinery and the co-founder, along with John Heyl

A Chautauquan Love Story

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Four years after the death of Thomas Edison, his 70-year-old widow Mina married Edward E. Hughes, a widower and retired steel company executive. There is

Four Presidents, One Chautauqua

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In its 142 years, Chautauqua Institution has attracted a who’s-who of cultural, educational, religious and political luminaries. Among them have been four sitting American presidents:

The Athenaeum’s Delta Force

The Athenaeum Hotel general manager kept calling, but Michele “Mickey” Murray wouldn’t return his calls. This went on for several weeks in 1993, the GM calling, Murray suspecting he wanted to offer her a job at the Institution. For her, having a summer vacation that year was more important.

The lure of Chautauqua Lake

Fishing. It has inspired some great minds, such as Washington Irving: “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.”
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