Old News – Exposition

Here are articles from two different newspapers talking about the upcoming Rochester Exposition. It sounds like it would be a great event to go to. It was held at Exposition Park which is now Edgerton Park on Dewey Avenue. That park doesn’t look like there would be enough room for all the attractions. The Honeoye …

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Old News – Horse Show

In appears from this article that as people are moving to buy autos in 1915 that horse shows started being a big thing in Rochester. The former Exposition  Park on Dewey Avenue is now known as Edgerton Park. The Honeoye Falls Times Thursday, Aug. 19, 1915 HORSE IS COMING BACK TO HIS OWN Annual Horse …

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Old News – Blue Laws

Prohibition is to start over 4 years from the arrest in this case. There are “blue laws” in almost every state at the time which prohibit the sale of some kind of liquor on Sundays. Even after Prohibition was repealed, the sale of beer was forbidden in New York State on Sunday mornings until 2006. …

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Old News – Family Reunions

A couple of family reunions from 1915. I have two listings for one of my family’s reunions in the 1920s. You can figure that all the names listed in the articles are somehow related. Your job is that once you have one of these family reunion articles to figure out how they are all related. …

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Old News – Summer Church Outings

Here are some summer outings for Catholic Churches in Rochester in 1915. I had to look up the definition of the word “Sodality.” It is an association, especially of a Roman Catholic religious guild or brotherhood. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, July 30, 1915 City Parish News St. Boniface The Young Ladies’ Sodality of this parish …

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Old News – Trolley Accident

This is a long and detailed article about a local trolley accident. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, July 22, 1915 BROCKPORTERS IN BAD WRECK ONE MAN KILLED AS RESULT OF TROLLEY SMASH-UP Motorman Claims to Have Been in Stupor. Those Injured. Quite a number of Brockport people were on the ill-fated 1:17 B. L. & R. …

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Old News – Tin for Household Use

It appears that from this articles that tin was just beginning to be used in the making of household items. It is very possible that these aren’t tin at all. Tin cans are actually made from rolled steel.. THE CATHOLIC COURIER Thursday, July 16, 1915 TIN NOVELTIES Articles Which Contribute a Gay Note in Outdoor …

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Old News – Ontario Beach Park

An invitation for people from the Towns surrounding Rochester to come to Ontario Beach Park o a special day just for them. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, July 8, 1915 Community Day At Ontario Beach Park The remarkable progress made by Ontario Beach Park this summer in the way of big features on days and …

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Old News – Role of Women for Independence

This editorial tells how women helped during the Revolutionary War. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, July 2, 1915 WOMEN’S PART IN INDEPENDENCE DAY They Had Glorious Share in Winning American Liberty. It has been said that in every woman’s breast there lies the possibility of great heroism. What she can do when put to the test …

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Old News – Zeppelin Shot Down

This is the story of the first Zeppelin dirigible being shot down. The pilot was actually born in India but his family was living in Canada at the start of WWI. What the news story doesn’t mention is that Warneford died on June 17th, before this story was published. He was ferrying an airplane with …

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