Old News – Autos

In 1917 there still wasn’t any standard for road signs along highways. Then again most highways were still dirt. In the ad, a Ford roadster is selling for $360. In 2017 dollars that would be only about $7000. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, Jan. 11, 1917 SYSTEM OF WARNING SIGNS In many cities associations are …

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Old News – Fire in Brockport

A big fire in Brockport destroyed much of one of the blocks in the Village in early 1917. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, Jan. 4, 1917 BENEDICT BLOCK AGAIN ON FIRE. Friday morning about eight o’clock when Joseph Ryan, clerk of the Gordon shoe store opened up for the day he detected a strong odor of …

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Old News – Highlights of 1916

The Honeoye Falls Times dated Dec. 28th 1916 had a full page of news items that happened in that year. I’ve selected just some of them for this blog post. You can see the full page and see all the events that I skipped. Included are a couple of death notices for authors that you …

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Old News – Christmas Fire Safety

These tips for a safe Christmas may be from a hundred years ago but they are still good tips for today, too. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, Dec. 20, 1916 Don’ts for Christmas Here is the list of don’ts issued by Fire Chief Charles Little of Rochester to guard against loss of property by fire at …

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Old News – Christmas Giving

As you can see, a hundred years ago people were thinking of those less fortunate at Christmas time. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1916 WEST WEBSTER. The Sunday school board, at its last meeting, decided to have a giving instead of a receiving Christmas, this year. Gifts will be sent to the children …

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Old News – 1916 Movie

The short article is about the movie “Snow White” coming to the movie theater in Honeoye Falls. It isn’t the Walt Disney movie but it is said that this movie inspired him to make his animated classic. The star, Marguerite Clark, was aged 33 when this movie was released. She had starred in the play …

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Old News – First Woman in Congress

Jeanette Rankin was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1916. She had a career before being elected as a social worker. In 1917 she was one of the few in the House to vote against going to war against Germany. Maybe because of that, she was not reelected in 1918. She did end …

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