Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #30

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 the lower falls of the Genesee River. The view, which he recreates, was on some old postcards. In order to get that view you would have to go down to the landing …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #29

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 Front Street. It had a bad reputation. It had a lot of small saloons. There were also shops of butcher and fish sellers. At one time the Rescue Mission had a place …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #28

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 a part of downtown Rochester. It has changed over the years and it has changed since he wrote this article. The statue of Mercury was taken down and was in storage for …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #26

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 early doctors and medical books. In the early days people had pains same as they do today but more so as doctors were few and in between and everyone knew how to …

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NY State Equal Rights Guide

New York State has put out a new travel guide that highlights the State’s equal rights accomplishments and historic places to visit to learn more about them. The guide is separated into these sections: Abolitionists and African-American History Suffragists and the Birth of the Women’s Rights Movement Human Rights Destinations General Tourist Places In 1917 …

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