Old News – Charlotte Annexation

A couple of articles about the City of Rochester absorbing the Village of Charlotte which was originally in the Town of Greece. THE POST EXPRESS Rochester, NY Tuesday, March 16, 1915 CHARLOTTE’S ELECTION DAY; MAY BE LAST This is election day in Charlotte, its last election day as a separate municipality if the newest annexation …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day (2 of 2)

This set of articles about St. Patrick’s Day includes an article about the British royals handing out shamrocks on the day in 1915. They still do this. In 2014 Princess Kate was the member of the family giving out shamrocks as shown in the picture.. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 12, 1915 The Wearing of …

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Old News – St. Patrick’s Day (1 of 2)

There were so many articles about St. Patrick’s Day in this issue of the newspaper that I am making two posts. First is an editorial about St. Patrick and then how to make a special green cake for the day. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, March 12, 1915 St. Patrick Written for the Catholic Journal by …

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Old News – Church Conference

An up-coming church conference for boys is sponsored in part by the Rochester YMCA. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursdays, March 4, 1915 BOYS’ CONFERENCE. A Conference for the Church Boys of this County to be Held in Rochester. That the Older Boys’ Conference idea for organizations doing religious work with boys is gaining in popularity …

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Old News – Gambling Raid

Illegal gambling has always been a problem. It doesn’t say what kind of gambling was being done at this place in Brockport. The Brockport Republic Brockport, NY Thursdays, February 25, 1915 GAMBLING ROOM RAIDED THE PROPRIETOR ARRESTED NAMES OF OTHERS TAKEN A Clean Scoop by the Official. No Tip-off this time. Brockport officials are receiving …

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Old News – Ice Skating

This winter has been cold and great weather for ice skating and other winter sports. This article refers to Eastern Widewaters which was a basin on the Erie Canal where boats could stop overnight. What is left of the Eastern Widewaters is now called Lake Riley in Cobbs Hill Park. For ice skating in Rochester …

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Old News – Letters from the War

WWI still is going on a hundred years ago. These are excerpts from letters from men that were in the thick of the fighting. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, February 10, 1915 WAR MAIL BAG BRINGS MANY VIVID LETTERS FROM THE FRONT The mail bag is just now a prolific source of interest. Vivid letters from …

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Old News – Transcontinental Telephone

An Historic technological event from 100 years ago. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, February 3, 1915 “HELLO ‘FRISCO” The Telephone Carries Speech From the Empire State to the Golden Gate and Bell and Watson Talk Across the Continent. Less than 40 years ago, Alexander Graham Bell, standing in a little attic at No. 5, Exeter Place, …

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Old News – Shipping on the Railroad

Note the number of carloads of cans that were shipped. Those were cans manufactured by the American Can Co. of Fairport. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, January 28, 1915 8,000 CAR LOADS OF SHIPPING DONE IN FAIRPORT LAST YEAR The Largest Amount of Car Load Business of Any Village on New York Central Between Buffalo …

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