Old News – Boy’s Band

The State Industrial School referred in this article dates back to 1846 when it was created as the Western House of Refuge (in Rochester) to house juvenile criminals. Then in 1850 it was decided to also send juveniles to W. H. of R. for crimes as minor as vagrancy. By 1855 there was a capacity …

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Old News – Auto Accident

Even after a hundred years kids are still getting hurt by running into the road without looking. At least in this early case little Miss Peglow was able to survive without any permanent injuries. The article doesn’t say what the speed limit in Fairport was at that time. I would imagine it was probably only …

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Old News – Suffrage Debate

The Chautauqua Institution has been providing talks on religious and political subjects since 1874. They are also a venue for music and theater. During the summer season which this year runs from June 27 – Aug. 30, the community is closed to auto traffic and you park in a lot across Route 394. You can …

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Old News – Baptist Home

The Fairport Baptist Home referred to in this 100 year article is still go strong. It started as a nursing home for elderly people that need assistance and lived on the east side of Monroe County. Today, they also do rehabilitation for people after a hospital stay and also do home visits so the elderly …

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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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