Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #19

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the waterfalls in Rochester and also about building the dam near Mount Morris to control flooding of Rochester. He gets one thing wrong, the dam is within Letchworth Park. In 1972 during …

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Old News – Gas

Natural gas lines were just coming to Fairport a hundred years ago. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 21, 1917 Information Given at Chamber of Commerce Meeting Held On Monday Evening Now aren’t you sorry you were not at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in the town hall Monday night? Some of your neighbors were there, …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #4

The Supremes were back on the top of the record charts in 1967. “Love is Here and Now You’re Gone” was another hit song written by the Motown team of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Edward Holland, Jr. This song features a harpsichord and strings and has Diana Ross doing emotional dialog. It is the …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #18

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about all the diseases that not only ravaged Rochester but every town of every size in the world in the 1800s. Every house had its cesspool which seemed to collect and retain, rather …

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Old News – Theaters

There were a lot of theaters in Rochester in 1917. Some have live acts and others are playing movies. It is said that at least 90% of silent films have been lost forever. In part it was because no one thought that they would have any interest in them after films added sound. Another part …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #3

The next song to go all the way to the top of the record charts in1967 was “Ruby Tuesday,” about a free-spirited girl. It credited as being written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards but Mick has said that he didn’t really write any part of it. This was actually the B-side of the single, …

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WDYTYA – Julie Bowen

Emmy Award winning actress, Julie Bowen is investigating her family tonight on Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA). Julie has been playing Claire Dunphy on the comedy Modern Family since 2009. Julie visits Chicago to research her maternal great-grandfather Charles Daniel Frey, who started his own advertising agency in 1910 after working for the …

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