Old News – 1915 Review

Almost the whole last page of the Dec. 30th 1915 issue of The Honeoye Falls Times was a review of things that happened that year. These are some of the items that I selected from that list. Jan. 17 – President Wilson’s daughter, Mrs. Sayre, gave birth to a son in the White House. Jan. …

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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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