Old News – Christmas

A couple of short articles related to Christmas traditions. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1915 Mistletoe Superstitions What superstitions cluster, thick as it berries, round the mistletoe! In old times such were its magic powers that it was worn as an amulet, and potent love potions were brewed from it. It cured wounds, …

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Old News – Christmas Time

The war is still raging in Europe but men in the Army will find time to celebrate Christmas as best they can.. In the ad, it says that an orchestra plays during dinner at Odenbach’s Hofbrau. Plus you get a hardy lunch for only 50 cents. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1915 Christmas In …

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Old News – Factory Sold

In 1892 Frank Capen and George Witney started a piano factory in Brockport as Brockport Piano Manufacturing Company. When Mr. Witney died the name of the company was changed to Louismann-Capen Company. The article tells that the factory is being sold to Mr. McLaughlin who would manufacture wash tubs, fuel cans, flour sifters and other …

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Old News – Liberty Bell Coming to Rochester

In November 1915 the Liberty Bell was on tour throughout the US via the railroad. It made a stop in Rochester but probably very few people were to able to see it as it was here for only a short time. THE POST – EXPRESS Wednesday, Nov. 10, 1915 CITY TO WELCOME LIBERTY BELL But …

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Old News – Suffrage Defeated

One of the referendums on the 1915 New York State election ballot was if women should be treated equally in the state. Maybe the timing wasn’t right but it was defeated at that time. US Congress proposed the Nineteenth Amendment on June 4, 1919. That prohibited state or federal sex-based restrictions on voting. The amendment …

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