Old News – Arbor and Memorial Days

NYS Historic Newspapers has added old newspapers from Honeoye Falls, NY. Included are The Honeoye Falls Times from 1888 to 1987; The Honeoye Falls Weekly Times from 1987 to 1989 and The Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel from 1989 to 2015. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, May 20, 1915 Arbor Day Exercise The following program was given …

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Old News – Anti-Suffrage

The MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, May 6, 1915 LISTEN TO ADDRESS Fairport Grange Hears Address Against Suffrage—Interesting Program. Mrs. Henry F. Burton, president of the Rochester Anti-Suffrage Society, addressed Fairport Grange, Saturday evening. Mrs. Burton was a little late, because of having to speak before Penfield Grange before coming to Fairport. She was a most …

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Old News – Fashions

Here are are some fashion notes for 1915. I must admit that I don’t understand a lot of the descriptive terms for the fashions of those days. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Wednesday, April 29, 1915 OUTDOOR CLOTHES The outdoor girl begins to take interest in sports clothes quite early in the season, many of them high …

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Old News – Editorials

The Erie Canal is opening for the season. It has been expanded and the new name is the Barge Canal but most everyone still referred to as the Erie. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, April 21, 1915 EDITORIAL COMMENT The “Raging Erie,” according to the official announcement of Superintendent of Public Works Wotherspoon, will be in …

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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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