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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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #25

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 ads in a newspaper from 1830. I’ve added an insert to his drawing of the actual woodcut that was used in the newspaper. Back in 1830 all houses looked alike if we …

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Guide – Ethnic Histories

I uploaded a new chapter to the Genealogical Guide on Ethnic Histories or more exactly a list of links to find those histories. A few older ones have been digitized but for the most part you will have to find the books in a library near you. Germans are well represented and Kathleen Urbanic’s book …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #24

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 Hamlet Scrantom. Also included is a poem written by his son, Edwin. For more information on the Scrantom family see page 42 of biographies. The first dwelling erected on the One Hundred …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #23

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he describes Henry O’Reilly. He was the author of Sketches of Rochester (1838), the very first history of Rochester. On my Online Books page are links to that book that is available in at least …

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