Webster High School Yearbook

I uploaded the 1924 Reveille yearbook for Webster High School. There were only 21 seniors graduating from the school that year. At that time they had a new high school which today is Spry Middle School on the corner of Sanford St. and South Ave. They had consolidated all the grades into that one school …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #30

“Last Train to Clarksville” was the first hit single by The Monkees in 1966. The song was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart who had written hits for Jay & the Americans (“Come a Little Bit Closer”) and Paul Revere and the Raiders (“(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone”). They would end up writing many …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #4

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part from an article during the Rochester Centennial of 1912. That would be the centennial of the first permanent settlers in Rochester. There was another centennial in 1934 that was for …

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Old New – Iron Fireman

The Iron Fireman has been atop of the Honeoye Falls Village Hall for 125 years. It was originally a sport for one fire company to capture it from another. Avon tried unsuccessfully to get it back in 1930. The Rush fire company tried to get it in 1938 but they also were unsuccessful. The Fireman …

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Top Songs of 1966 – #29

The next song to go to the top of the record charts in 1966 was “96 Tears” by Question Mark and the Mysterians (or as listed on the record “? and the Mysterians”). The song was written by Question Mark (Rudy Martinez) in 1962 in his manager’s living room and titled “Too Many Teardrops” and …

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Another Church History

I uploaded a 16 page booklet on Durand United Church of Christ on Culver Road in Irondequoit. The booklet served as both a history of the church and 50th anniversary program. They celebrated that anniversary in 1968.  They won’t be celebrating any more anniversaries as the church has been sold and will be destroyed. Part …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #3

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part a newspaper article from 1837. The former United States Hotel that was built about 1826 still stands at 22 West Main Street. It hasn’t been a hotel for about 100 …

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