Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #50

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about laws as to what you couldn’t do on Sunday in the past. At one time it was illegal to play baseball or any other sports on Sunday. The last of these laws …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #49

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about tobacco use in the old days. It was a problem then and still is. Even use of chewing tobacco will end up giving you mouth cancer. A long time cigarette smoker in …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #48

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about Nathaniel Rochester. His drawing is based on the portrait at the Memorial Art Gallery. It was thought, in the past, that the portrait was done by John James Audubon. but now no …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #47

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about travel on Sundays in the early days of Rochester. STAGECOACH TRAVEL IN 1824 — It was considered a sin to travel on stages on the Sabbath The early churches of Rochester were interested …

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