Old News – Highlights of 1916

The Honeoye Falls Times dated Dec. 28th 1916 had a full page of news items that happened in that year. I’ve selected just some of them for this blog post. You can see the full page and see all the events that I skipped. Included are a couple of death notices for authors that you …

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Old News – Christmas Fire Safety

These tips for a safe Christmas may be from a hundred years ago but they are still good tips for today, too. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, Dec. 20, 1916 Don’ts for Christmas Here is the list of don’ts issued by Fire Chief Charles Little of Rochester to guard against loss of property by fire at …

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Old News – Christmas Giving

As you can see, a hundred years ago people were thinking of those less fortunate at Christmas time. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1916 WEST WEBSTER. The Sunday school board, at its last meeting, decided to have a giving instead of a receiving Christmas, this year. Gifts will be sent to the children …

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Old News – 1916 Movie

The short article is about the movie “Snow White” coming to the movie theater in Honeoye Falls. It isn’t the Walt Disney movie but it is said that this movie inspired him to make his animated classic. The star, Marguerite Clark, was aged 33 when this movie was released. She had starred in the play …

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Old News – First Woman in Congress

Jeanette Rankin was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1916. She had a career before being elected as a social worker. In 1917 she was one of the few in the House to vote against going to war against Germany. Maybe because of that, she was not reelected in 1918. She did end …

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Old News – Thanksgiving Recipes

I haven’t tested these 100 year old recipes. If you want to follow them, please use care. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL Friday, Nov. 17, 1916 Good Things For Thanksgiving Dinner Roast Turkey To truss the fowl draw the thighs and wings close against the body and fasten securely with skewers or tie with string. Rub the …

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Old News – Tinker Homestead

The Tinker homestead was occupied by six generations of the Tinker family. In 1992  John C. and Carol (Tinker) Aldridge sold the property to the Town of Henrietta in 1992. The resulting Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum opened in 1994. It boasts a diverse collection of artifacts spanning several generations. Also the surrounding property was …

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