Old News – Anti-Suffrage

The MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, May 6, 1915 LISTEN TO ADDRESS Fairport Grange Hears Address Against Suffrage—Interesting Program. Mrs. Henry F. Burton, president of the Rochester Anti-Suffrage Society, addressed Fairport Grange, Saturday evening. Mrs. Burton was a little late, because of having to speak before Penfield Grange before coming to Fairport. She was a most …

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Kodak History Notes – Reactor

Eastman Kodak at one time had a refrigerator-sized nuclear reactor in the basement of one of the buildings in Kodak Park. Kodak first used a university reactor to test chemical materials for impurities. Then in 1974 they acquired their own reactor called a a californium neutron flux multiplier (CFX) that had a core of Califrnium-252 …

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New Newspapers Added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Now there are over 30,667,000 newspaper pages. Originally all newspapers were from New York State but you will notice that most of the newspapers added in the last four months are from other states. If you have …

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Old News – Fashions

Here are are some fashion notes for 1915. I must admit that I don’t understand a lot of the descriptive terms for the fashions of those days. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Wednesday, April 29, 1915 OUTDOOR CLOTHES The outdoor girl begins to take interest in sports clothes quite early in the season, many of them high …

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Kodak History Notes – Knocking Down Buildings

Just last Thursday I took the picture on the right of another building being knocked down at Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). It is building 53 and it is along Eastman Ave. where there is a dead end at an almost empty parking lot. Click on the picture to see a larger version of …

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WDYTYA – Melissa Etheridge

The episode of Who Do Think You Are? (WDYTYA) that airs on April 26th is the last one of this season. Profiled on this episode is Melissa Etheridge, the singer-songwriter and guitarist. Melissa goes on a journey to uncover her father’s maternal roots. She finds French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against …

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Lakes Country – Arch Merrill

I scanned Arch Merrill’s book “The Lakes Country” from 1944. In this, his third book, he tours around most of the Finger Lakes here in NY State. He visits Conesus Lake, Hemlock Lake, Canadice Lake, Honeoye Lake, Canandaigua Lake, Seneca Lake and Keuka Lake. He also writes about Canandaigua, Watkins Glen, Geneva and even Sampson …

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Old News – Editorials

The Erie Canal is opening for the season. It has been expanded and the new name is the Barge Canal but most everyone still referred to as the Erie. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, April 21, 1915 EDITORIAL COMMENT The “Raging Erie,” according to the official announcement of Superintendent of Public Works Wotherspoon, will be in …

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