Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #32

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 the founding of Western Union Telegraph. Hiram Sibley made millions by consolidating many small telegraph companies into one large one. This Sibley family is not related to the Sibley family that …

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Old News – Entertainment in Fairport

A hundred years ago you could attend a movie six nights out of the week and then in summer go to a free concert by the Village band. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1917 Keep Band Going Saturday, Aug. 26, 1917, being the last open air concert this summer, it is the desire of …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #16

The Beatles were once again on the top of the record charts with “All You Need Is Love.” The song was preformed live via a worldwide satellite broadcast on June 25th 1967. They recorded some backing tracks in the weeks before the broadcast. On that backing, John is playing the harpsichord, Paul is playing the …

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1949 Monroe HS Yearbook

I uploaded the 1949 yearbook for Monroe High School in Rochester. There were pictures for 275 seniors and 3 seniors that did not have a picture in the yearbook. This is the 25th class to graduate from the school. This school had a lot of activities for the students  including a group for students interested …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #31

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 former Reynolds Library. All of the collection that they had ended up at the Rochester Public Library. People still go there to read the local newspaper and magazines bu more people …

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