Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #19

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 waterfalls in Rochester and also about building the dam near Mount Morris to control flooding of Rochester. He gets one thing wrong, the dam is within Letchworth Park. In 1972 during …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #18

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 all the diseases that not only ravaged Rochester but every town of every size in the world in the 1800s. Every house had its cesspool which seemed to collect and retain, rather …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #17

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 Civil War monument that is in Washington Square Park. He notes that “bums” liked to sleep in the park. It is still a favorite place for homeless men. The park is …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #16

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 George Eastman memorial. That is on the west side of Lake Avenue just north of Ridge Road. It is outside the fence around Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park) so you …

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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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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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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #13

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 Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library. That building houses the Local History and Genealogy Division. The Rundel Memorial building, South Avenue and Court St. houses the Reynold’s Reference Library and …

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