PORTVILLE NY - Interpines
Home of William F. Wheeler

Submitted by Mary Bryant

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In 1846 William F. Wheeler moved into the new home he built on North Main street. He called the house "Interpines".
Not long after that Mrs. Wheeler passed away. In 1852 Marilla Clarke came to "Interpines" as a bride. She was a school teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio. She had met William F. Wheeler when he had taken a raft of lumber down the river. She arrived in Olean by train and was met by Mr. Wheeler's horse and carriage. The seven mile trip to Portville was a big disappointment to her. It looked like a primitive country to her. There were very few houses and they were in poor shape. She found logs and heaps of rubbish everywhere. Later in 1852 the Olean - Portville plank Road Company built a road between the two communities.

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