Old News – Local Archeology

This article mentions that a committee was going to place a boulder in the memory of Lewis Henry Morgan (1818 – 1881). Do any of you know if there is a memorial boulder and where it is? THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, June 22, 1916 Archeologists Find a Pre-Iroquois Village on Estate of Admiral Hanford …

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Old News – G.O.P. Candidate

This is an election year, as was 1916. That year the Republicans nominated Charles Evans Hughes from New York State to run again President Wilson. In the election that year, Wilson won 277 electoral votes vs. Hughes’ 254. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, June 15, 1916 Hughes and Fairbanks Nominated. Chicago, June 10 — Charles …

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Old News – Spelling Bee

Spelling bees are still done today and the National spelling bee always brings up some words that very few people have ever heard before. The Thor motorcycle was made from 1901 to 1920. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, June 7, 1916 One-Third of All Who Tried From Perinton Stood to the Last in Contest Saturday Night. …

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Old News – Auto Accidents

Many automobile laws were being introduced 100 years ago. What really made a difference was enforcement of those laws to make drivers obey the traffic laws. The Allen auto in the ad was made in Fostoria, Ohio from 1913 to 1922. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, May 25, 1916 AUTOMOBILE ROLLS OVER Party of Kendal Women …

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Old News – Kate Gleason

Kate Gleason was an amazing lady. At an early age she began helping out in her father, William’s machine shop. First she was bookkeeper but she also was interested in machine production. That is why she went to Cornell University to learn mechanics. But she never finished there. Instead she went back to help with …

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