Hit Songs of 1969 – #2

Tommy James and The Shondells had a hit with “Crimson and Clover” in 1969. The group had a number one hit in 1966 with “Hanky Panky.” Then both “I Think We’re Alone Now” (1967) and “Mony Mony” (1967) made it to the top 10 of the record charts. All the time members of the group …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #48

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about Nathaniel Rochester. His drawing is based on the portrait at the Memorial Art Gallery. It was thought, in the past, that the portrait was done by John James Audubon. but now no …

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St. Michael’s Church

I uploaded two items related to St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Rochester. First is the booklet Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of St. Michael’s Parish; 1874 – 1949; Rochester, N. Y. which gives a history of the church and also has a program for the 75th anniversary Mass and dinner. The second item is just a three …

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Old News – Gerling Column

Curt Gerling was a newspaper man and wrote for various newspapers in his early career. About 1945 he started buying some of the suburban newspapers. He would write columns for each of his newspapers that he owned. As you can see from this column, it is part news and part personal experiences. Curt also wrote …

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