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Commemorative banners like this one adorn lamp posts in the village center.

Auntie Em's Place

Auntie Em's Place

Not even invoking the name of Auntie Em (most likely, an authorial nod to Baum's mother-in-law Matilda Joslyn Gage) could insure this shuttered business's success. No matter, another entrepreneur will come along soon enough to keep the name in play.

Yellow Brick Sidewalk

Yellow Brick Sidewalk

And of course, the sidewalks of Chittenango's central business district form twin Yellow Brick Roads, hugging either side of Genesee Street (NY State Route 5). The original sidewalks (built from actual yellow bricks) were installed in 1982. In 2006, those were replaced with stamped, dyed concrete, expected to wear better than actual bricks. Note the expansion line between two plates of concrete stamped with the brick pattern.

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