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Chautauqua Institution - Brick Walk along Bestor Plaza - photo by joenickol, via Flickr

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Birdhouse - photo by L-T-L, via Flickr

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Chautauqua Institution - Street Scene (riding East along Miller Avenue towards Roberts Avenue) - photo by joenickol, via Flickr

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A beautiful sunset on Chautauqua Lake in New York.

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Chautauqua History. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford photo of them seated on a bench in the garden behind the Miller Cottage at Chautauqua Institution. Notation on back: In the Lewis-Miller Garden. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Aug 1929.

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The Bell Tower at Chautauqua Institute, NY

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Chautuaqua Institution - Bestor Plaza (taken from Smith Library) - 4th of July Celebration 2013 - Photo by chqdaily I wish I were there today (It's July 4, 2014).

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Chautauqua Institution - Hall of Philosophy Steps

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Buildings - 22 South Lake Drive - Hagen-Wensley Guest House

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The house on the right is the one my grandparents rented the first time we all went. I was 5. I reember that house from 23 years ago.

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Chautauqua Institution - Chautauqua Women's Club - 30 South Lake Drive http://chautauquawomensclub.org/ more photos and info at Chautauqua Institution Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=7DADCD42-BAAE-402C-80E6-833806807054;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - 34 South Lake Drive - photo by Walt http://ettenw.org/ more pics at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=49230880-A53F-4F73-B563-433045950243;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - 38 South Lake Drive - photo by Walt http://ettenw.org/ more pics at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=69A1DC83-2BBF-4402-9576-327111214999;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - 32 South Lake Drive - photo by Walt http://ettenw.org/ more pics at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=ADBB262B-77C7-46C2-AF00-299672571530;type=301

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Typical Chautauqua.

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - 44 South Lake Drive - McKee Karslake Cottage - photo by chautauqua_institution, via Flickr - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=C9A0AE08-3F03-4754-AC46-964735062214;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Buildings - 4 South Lake Drive - The Arcade - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=09EAAB8C-0498-4577-96BE-643843531140;type=301

Property Record of 4 South Lake Drive

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Buildings - 22 South Lake Drive - Wensley Guest House before major renovation - photo by Peter Luce, via Flickr - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=76EA2677-F1CF-4177-BADE-373720403437;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - 20 South Lake Drive - The Robinson Cottage - Photo by permission of Have Bag Will Travel via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelingbag/189596297/in/set-72157627585387730 - More pics at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=26BC5A70-676B-4703-99E9-102337695660;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - along South Lake Drive - photo by Walt http://ettenw.org/

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Buildings - 19 Simpson Avenue - Lake Front Cottage; Lakeside Lodge (circa 1895) - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=7FA1874E-9A35-4F46-93C8-270360987927;type=301

Property Record of 19 Simpson Avenue

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Chautauqua Institution - Bishop's Garden - 36 South Lake Drive (NW corner of South Lake Drive and Peck Avenue) - photo by Chris0917, via Panoramio - Feature story on Bishop's Garden in Chautaquan Daily http://chqdaily.com/2012/06/28/bishops-garden-grows-history/ My grandparents stayed at a house across the street from this fountain.

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Houses - 46 South Lake Drive - more photos and info at Chautauqua History and Archives http://chautauqua.pastperfect-online.com/34268cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=DCF9C853-94B8-4D5F-8401-344069865990;type=301

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Chautauqua Institution - Beautiful Buildings - along South Lake Drive - photo by bks4jhb, via Flickr

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