Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #8

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 house we now call the Stone-Tolan House. Part of the original structure was built in 1792 and then added on to up to about 1830. It is the oldest structure still …

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Old News – Bowling

Bowling teams were spring up all over the area in the early 1900s. At that time they would have boys as pin spotters that would have to set up the pins by hand after each frame. Chances are that this bowling alley in Fairport only had one or two lanes. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, Nov. …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #33

The Supremes are riding a high in 1966. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” is their 8th number one song on the charts. Still there is some dissension brewing that could not be seen in their many appearances on TV. Florence Ballard doesn’t like that Diana Ross is getting all the attention in the group. She …

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Clarkson History

I uploaded an early history of the Town of Clarkson. “History of Clarkson” (1890) was a series of 30 newspaper articles in The Brockport Republic newspaper. Seeing as the Town of Hamlin was part of Clarkson until 1852, this history also contains lots of information on Hamlin. So what is in this history? Short personal …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #7

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 first doctor in Rochester. He moved to Morgan, Ohio about 1828 but came back to Rochester in 1834 where he died in 1879 at age 90. His wife Huldah had died …

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Old News – Thanksgiving Recipes

I haven’t tested these 100 year old recipes. If you want to follow them, please use care. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, Nov. 17, 1916 Good Things For Thanksgiving Dinner Roast Turkey To truss the fowl draw the thighs and wings close against the body and fasten securely with skewers or tie with string. Rub the …

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