1956 Yearbook for John Marshall

I uploaded John Quill 1956, the yearbook for John Marshall High School in Rochester. This is a large yearbook with 136 pages from a large school. There were 264 seniors that graduated in 1956. Look at how big even the junior and senior choirs are. They also have large football and soccer teams. Throughout this …

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“Finding Your Roots” back again

The 4th season of “Finding Your Roots” hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates. Jr. starts on Oct. 3rd at 8 p.m. on PBS. This series has two or more guests that find stories of ancestors. Prof. Gates uses DNA to show how we are all related no matter what our ethnicity is. This season …

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Old News – Our Lady of Mercy School

The article deals with property that would be used for Our Lady of Mercy High School. It would take years for the school to be built. It would finally open in 1928 with 75 freshmen and 5 faculty. It would remain a High School until 1990 when they added grades 7 and 8. Then in …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #34

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he takes an ad for a dentist from an old newspaper and adds one of his cartoons to show what it probably was like to visit a dentist at that time. “The subscriber respectfully informs …

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