Old News – Cleaning

After you are done cleaning your house this fall, then you can listen to some music that you got from Sibley’s. Although Edison invented the phonograph, his Amberola used cylinders that originally were coated with wax. Over time his cylinders started using hard plastic so they could be played more times. Then the Victor Company …

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Old News – Harvest Time

At one time there were many apples grown in Monroe County, especially near Lake Ontario. Expansion of the suburbs has pushed out most of the old orchards except for those in the northwestern part of the county. Meanwhile, places like Wayne County grow more apples because the new varieties of trees have more apples on …

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Old News – Strange Night

This article is about Dr. Mary Walker coming to Penfield and not being allowed in the house. Dr. Walker is the only woman to receive the medal of honor. During the Civil War she was a surgeon at a temporary hospital inside the capitol. She was captured by Confederate forces after crossing enemy lines to …

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Old News – U. of R.

This article about the coming year at U. of R. mentions the athletic fields. I looked on old maps of Rochester and I can’t figure out where those fields were on the old campus. THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, Sept. 16, 1915 U. of R., Opens the 23rd Faculty Enlarged – Athletic Field Added The …

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Old News – Teachers

My grandmother was a teacher from 1910 to 1962 with only a few years off when her children were young. That is her on the left in the picture. Up until the early 1950s she taught in two room schools, like this one that is dated about 1928 of the school in Gainesville, Wyoming County, …

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Old News – Women’s Stories

Some stories of working women. Also another story that asks if women get the vote will they also be put on juries. The Catholic Journal always had at least a full page of women’s stories. Notice in both of the ads that they say are on “Both Phones.” At that time both Rochester Telephone and …

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Old News – Exposition

Here are articles from two different newspapers talking about the upcoming Rochester Exposition. It sounds like it would be a great event to go to. It was held at Exposition Park which is now Edgerton Park on Dewey Avenue. That park doesn’t look like there would be enough room for all the attractions. The Honeoye …

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