My Computer Anniversary

I got my first computer about 30 years ago. I really don’t have an exact date but doing some research, I think am fairly correct. My first computer was a Sinclair ZX81 which I ordered via mail order after seeing an ad in Popular Science. It cost $149 and it was about 6.5 inches square …

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Local Authors at the Greece Museum

On Sunday, November 13th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm several local authors will be available to autograph their books. This event will take place at the Greece, NY Museum, 595 Long Pond Rd. 14612. Each author will sell their own books accepting only cash or checks (sorry no plastic).   Do some early holiday shopping …

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Talk on History of Seabreeze

Greece Historical Society presents “Seabreeze Park – When you were a Kid” By Matthew Caulfield Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Greece Town Hall, One Vince Tofany Blvd. 14612 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Mr. Caulfield, archivist of Seabreeze Amusement Park will share his knowledge of the history of the fourth oldest amusement park in the United …

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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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