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Hamburg in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Donald “Duke” Spittler

May 11, 1919 - August 30, 2010

 
 
Donald "Duke" Spittler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
1. Donald "Duke" Spittler Marker
Inscription. This timber-frame trolley stop is dedicated to Duke Spittler's life and service to this community. His son Chip constructed it with the skills, commitment and passion for craftmanship instilled by his father. It stands as a lasting tribute to this native son and deserving member of "The Greatest Generation".

Duke Spittler was born above his father's general store in Lake View. He attended Lake View Community School and Lackawanna High School. After graduating from Cornell University, he served in WWII in the Ardenne and Battle of the Bulge campaigns and was awarded the Bronze Star. He remained in the Army Reserve and retired as a Colonel.

H emarried Anne Homen and raised four children. He worked as a wildlife biologist for the State of New Yok and retired in 1986 from the Federal Government. His sense of community service led him to serve as Chairman of the Hamburg Conservation Board, President and Director of the Hamburg Historical Society, President of the Lake View Athletic Club and member of the Hamburg Planning Board. He amy, however be best remembered by generations of children as the man that grew their Christmas trees- his lifelong hobby.

This trolley stop was an effort by many folks that share Duke's sense of duty and community and will provide a place to remember and honor all those who have sacrificed
Marker - North End of Trolley Stop image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
2. Marker - North End of Trolley Stop
for others.
 
Location. 42° 43.53′ N, 78° 49.527′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Buffalo Street (U.S. 62) and Clark Street, on the right when traveling north on Buffalo Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamburg NY 14075, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Village of Hamburg Historic Walking Tour (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anna Mae Bacon Bird Sanctuary (approx. 0.7 miles away); Main Street Village of Hamburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Village of Hamburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Smith Alley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kronenberg Alley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Isaac Long Alley (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Village of Hamburg (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Hamburg.
 
More about this marker. The intersection is a rotary.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Marker & Trolley Stop at Rotary image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 10, 2016
3. Marker & Trolley Stop at Rotary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 89 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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