Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #15

The other day I posted about wolves in the area in 1917. I didn’t know that this week’s scrapbook article was also about wolves. 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 what was supposedly the last wolf in Monroe …

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1930 Webster HS Yearbook

I uploaded the 1930 Reveille yearbook for Webster High School. This class had 48 seniors graduating. The yearbook also has pictures of every classes from kindergarten to 11th. There is a complete name list of the sophomore class but they are not identified in the the picture of the class. Standard sports pictures, school activities …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #14

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 Ebenezer Allan. He was a Tory during the Revolutionary war. It is said that he had a white wife and an Indian wife. The mill didn’t have enough customers so Ebenezer moved …

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Old News – 1917 Auto Show

With news that an auto show was coming, I wanted to see what brand of autos were sold in Rochester in 1917. I checked the 1917 Rochester City directory and found dealers for these cars: Cadillac, Cole, Ford, Hudson, Maxwell, Moline-Knight, Nash, Oldsmobile, Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Reo, Saxon and Studebaker. Out of all of those brands …

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Asa Dunbar – Pioneer; Part 2

This continues the story of Asa Dunbar, a pioneer settler of Irondequoit and Brighton, NY. The 1800 census record of Asa and his family shows him and his wife having four boys, and three girls. By the 1810 census there are only 2 children living with Asa and Elizabeth. Some of the older children probably …

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