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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