Old News – Dental Dispensary

The Rochester Dental Dispensary opened 100 years ago. Besides repairing teeth, the dispensary also was a leader in dental hygiene and educating dentists. It is said that it was the first place in the US licensed to train dental hygienists. The name was changed to Eastman Dental Center in 1965. It remained at 800 East …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #9

The Supremes were back on the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box record charts for the week of May 6 – 13, 1967. This time their number one was “The Happening.” It was the title song of a very poor movie by the same name. Although it wasn’t well received, it …

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Old News – Accident

In this accident, the car that they refer to is a trolley car. The hospital that the little girl was taken to later became Highland Hospital Genesee Hospital. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1917 STRUCK BY CAR Catherine Corso, the ten year old daughter of Joseph Corso of Water street, was struck by a …

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Kodak History Notes – Kodak in Space

Eastman Kodak was recruited during World War I to help start taking aerial photos.  That continued during WWII where airplanes would take photos to know where to drop bombs to do the most damage in Germany and the Pacific. At the end of WWII the US captured enough parts to make about 80 of the …

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Guide – Ethnic Histories

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Ethnic Histories or more exactly a list of links to find those histories. A few older ones have been digitized but for the most part you will have to find the books in a library near you. Germans are well represented and Kathleen Urbanic’s book …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #24

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 Hamlet Scrantom. Also included is a poem written by his son, Edwin. For more information on the Scrantom family see page 42 of biographies. The first dwelling erected on the One Hundred …

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1960 East High Yearbook

I uploaded the Orient 1960. That is the yearbook for East High School in Rochester. There were 317 seniors that graduated in 1960 with pictures for 307 of them. Besides the pictures of the seniors, there are the standard pictures of school activities and sports. Then there are 9 pictures of homeroom classes like the …

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