Old News – Dental Dispensary

The Rochester Dental Dispensary opened 100 years ago. Besides repairing teeth, the dispensary also was a leader in dental hygiene and educating dentists. It is said that it was the first place in the US licensed to train dental hygienists. The name was changed to Eastman Dental Center in 1965. It remained at 800 East …

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Old News – Accident

In this accident, the car that they refer to is a trolley car. The hospital that the little girl was taken to later became Highland Hospital Genesee Hospital. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 2, 1917 STRUCK BY CAR Catherine Corso, the ten year old daughter of Joseph Corso of Water street, was struck by a …

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Old News – Auto Identification

Do you know your kind of old cars? After reading this article you will be able to better identify what style a cars is. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, April 19, 1917 PRECISE AND COMPACT AUTO LANGUAGE One of the objects of the standardization work now being carried on by the Society of Automobile Engineers …

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Old News – Train Accident

Trains were very important in 1917 for transporting people over long distances. They also handled most of the freight. Train wrecks affected everyone. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, April 12, 1917 BAD WRECK ON CENTRAL AT WAYNEPORT Two lives were lost and several people were injured, early Friday morning, when a fast west-bound New York …

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Old News Extra – WAR!

On this day in 1917 the United States Congress officially declared war on Germany. President Wilson had at first been against entering the war. Escalation of submarine attacks over the previous years toward US ships heading to Great Britain was just one of the reasons that changed Wilson’s mind. He asked Congress for “a war …

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Old News – Preparations

In 1917 the people of Honeoye Falls were thinking that it was very possible that the US would enter the war in Europe. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, April 5, 1917 CLUB MAY TAKE “FIRST AID” WORK A special meeting of the Honeoye Falls Rifle Club was held in the Village Hall on Monday evening. …

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Old News – Gas

Natural gas lines were just coming to Fairport a hundred years ago. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 21, 1917 Information Given at Chamber of Commerce Meeting Held On Monday Evening Now aren’t you sorry you were not at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in the town hall Monday night? Some of your neighbors were there, …

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