Old News – Civil War Boys

The numbers of young men in Civil War don’t add up to me. Just the same, it shows that there many young men that served in that war. The last Civil War veteran was Albert Woolson who died in 1956. This same article also  appeared in The Catholic Journal the same week. It is said …

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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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Old News – Dental Dispensary

The Rochester Dental Dispensary opened 100 years ago. Besides repairing teeth, the dispensary also was a leader in dental hygiene and educating dentists. It is said that it was the first place in the US licensed to train dental hygienists. The name was changed to Eastman Dental Center in 1965. It remained at 800 East …

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Old News – Accident

In this accident, the car that they refer to is a trolley car. The hospital that the little girl was taken to later became Highland Hospital Genesee Hospital. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1917 STRUCK BY CAR Catherine Corso, the ten year old daughter of Joseph Corso of Water street, was struck by a …

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Old News – Auto Identification

Do you know your kind of old cars? After reading this article you will be able to better identify what style a cars is. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, April 19, 1917 PRECISE AND COMPACT AUTO LANGUAGE One of the objects of the standardization work now being carried on by the Society of Automobile Engineers …

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Old News – Train Accident

Trains were very important in 1917 for transporting people over long distances. They also handled most of the freight. Train wrecks affected everyone. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, April 12, 1917 BAD WRECK ON CENTRAL AT WAYNEPORT Two lives were lost and several people were injured, early Friday morning, when a fast west-bound New York …

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