1932 Orient Yearbook

I uploaded The 1932 Orient, the June 1932 yearbook of East High School in Rochester. At that time the school graduated one class in January and another in June. This yearbook is only 60 pages. There are pictures of 195 seniors and lots of autographs. There aren’t pictures of underclassmen unless they might have been …

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Ontario Beach Park – #39

In 1921 the City of Rochester owns (but hasn’t yet paid for) 26 acres with 1,746 feet of beach front. In March of 1921 the City bought a block of buildings (see picture) on the south side of Beach Ave. and tore them all down to use as a parking lot. One of those buildings …

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Old News – 1968 Computers

Honeoye Falls school is getting access to a computer in 1968 over a telephone line. That is pretty sophisticated for a high school at that time. Computers in those days could only run one program at a time so they would have to schedule times when they could get their use. It doesn’t say what …

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Newspaper Vitals – 1834

I uploaded a web page with all the existing marriages and deaths from Rochester newspapers for the second half of 1834. Newspapers in those days would put in some records from far away but would also skip some locals. Besides that, a good share of the very old newspapers no longer exist. The best collection …

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