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Hand Grape Presses Have History In County

The Town of Portland museum has on display a grape hand press from the late 1800s and early 1900s. P-J photo by Michael Zabrodsky

PORTLAND — If you live in Chautauqua County, then you probably know grapes are a part of its history.

Whether you like wine or grape juice, there is one element that is significant to both — juice extraction.

Remember Lucille Ball’s famous grape stomping scene?

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