Old News – Brockport Bridge

A long article about the lift bridge over the Erie Canal being built on Main Street in Brockport. Although the bridge has had some re-builds over the years, it basically looks the same as it was 100 years ago when it was finished. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, April 15, 1915 THE NEW MAIN STREET BRIDGE …

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Old News – Ladies

A couple of articles relating to women’s rights and opinions on the War in Europe. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, April 8, 1915 FOUR STATES VOTE ON SUFFRAGE THIS YEAR Victory in New York Encourages Its Advocates. Throughout the Union wherever women have not the right to the vote the present year is …

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Old News – Easter

A couple of articles related to Easter this Sunday. Easter Monday is celebrated in both England and Canada. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, April 2, 1915 Easter’s Date Depends on the Moon. It is well known that Easter Sunday seldom, if ever, falls upon the same day of the month two years in succession. Indeed, it …

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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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