Old News – Scouting and Flag Raising

Newspaperman William D. Boyce organized the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in 1910. Boyce offered to publish a magazine for BSA but the idea was rejected by the Executive of the Boy Scouts. So in 1915 Boyce organized the Lone Scouts of America (LSA) as a rival organization. Estimates of membership were grossly over exaggerated …

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Old News – Auto News

Three short stories of the automobile industry as related to western NY. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, June 6, 1917 A national team reliability contest is to start out of Buffalo July 17 and continue for three days, traveling the highways in the western section of New York state. Secretary Lewis of the Buffalo Auto Club …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #27

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 first marriage in Rochester in 1815. Jehiel Barnart, Rochester’s first tailor, wooed and wed Miss Delia Scrantom. She sang in the choir at meetings held in Barnard’s tailor shop and Jehiel …

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Old News – Irish Minstrel Show

It is two months passed St. Patrick’s Day but there is going to be an Irish themed show at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Plus the ad reminds you that spring is a great time to but a house. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, May 18, 1917 IRISH MINSTRELS The tenth annual performance of the Great Irish Minstrels …

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