Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #45

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he tells about about early meetings to get people to stop drinking alcohol. The CURSE of Ardent Spirits In 1827 the Rochester Presbytery resolved that the temperate use of ardent spirits (booze) ought in all …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #44

In the last article in William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he told about an old law in Rochester. Here is another set of laws that were passed in 1862 by the Rochester City government. Penal Ordinance Passed November 11, 1862 “No person shall fly …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #43

One of my High School teachers used to tell about odd laws that were made in the past. In William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he has a few pages of old laws in Rochester. This ordinance that was passed in 1868 by the the …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #42

This article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he uses an old ad for a hotel at Ridge Road and Lake Ave. Then his drawing shows what he thought it might be like to spend the night at this hotel. The article uses the …

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