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Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 2:58 PM

You have to be a senior citizen in Erie to know the name of Leon Dryfoos, one of the city’s great characters in its long history. Born in 1892, Dryfoos grew up in Erie in the colorful turn-of-the-century era when the city was still a major port and a growing industrial center, and was just beginning to formalize the cultural institutions which have continued to this day.

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