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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Old News – Newspaper News

Can you imagine having to spend work time at a newspaper folding them by hand? This article tells how the weekly newspaper in Fairport gets a modern machine to fold their newspapers. By getting the folder the newspaper was able to print more pages which probably meant an increase in advertising revenue. By looking the …

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Old New – Iron Fireman

The Iron Fireman has been atop of the Honeoye Falls Village Hall for 125 years. It was originally a sport for one fire company to capture it from another. Avon tried unsuccessfully to get it back in 1930. The Rush fire company tried to get it in 1938 but they also were unsuccessful. The Fireman …

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Old News – Impersonator

Edith Victoria Sharpe was born in 1869. Before she left for China, she was a vocal teacher at the Normal School at Brockport (now SUNY Brockport). She had also graduated from that school. On 1 May 1917 she married to Arthur B. Aldrich, a Baptist Minister in Naples, NY. Edith died in 1944 and is …

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Old News – Submarine

German U-boats (submarines) started being used as weapons of war during World War I. On 7 Oct. 1916 U-53 stopped at Newport, RI and visited with a couple of US Admirals. As that the US had nor entered the war, the sub was to peacefully leave. The very next day the sub sank 5 ships …

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