Rochester Subway Blog

I just discovered a blog about the Rochester Subway and also the related topic of transportation in downtown Rochester. It looks as if it been around since January 2009. I spent a good portion of yesterday reading all the old posts. I was also impressed with the pictures on the site. Most were old pictures …

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Rochester Made Autos

Over on my other website, for the last week or so I have been adding pictures and information on auto manufacturers that didn’t exist for very long in Rochester . In the early days of the auto industry there were many companies manufacturing autos. High prices of autos that were manufactured by hand is what …

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Happy 125th Birthday to Lady Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on 28 Oct. 1886. It was a gift, through donations, from the people of France to the U.S. The base is a former Army Fort in the shape of an 11 pointed star. The pedestal that the statue sits on was funded by donations in the U.S. A great …

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Forty years ago today – 1 Oct. 1971

Disney World opens on this date in 1971. The Magic Kingdom was the only theme park to open on that date but they also opened Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Disney’s Polynesian Resort (hotels). Walt Disney was instrumental in the planning of the park but he died in 1966 before construction had begun. Disney was not …

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