Old News – Courtesy on the Road

In spite of what this article states, a TV program that I saw last month said that early auto manufactures pushed for laws like jay-walking to make it seem that a pedestrian was responsible for being hit by an auto. This would end up giving dominance of the road to the auto. Also the last …

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Old News – Transcontinental Telephone

This articles tells of people in NY City being able to hear voices and music from San Francisco. The telephone was patented in 1876 but it took a long time to connect the US. Also in the article, it mentions that people saw a movie with Thomas Watson (Dr. Bell’s assistant) that had sound. This …

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Old News – Indians ?

The Improved Order of Red Men is a fraternal organization established in 1834 that has rituals and regalia modeled after Native Americans. The organization had a membership of about half a million in 1935, but now has less than 38,000 members. About 15 years ago I saw some of the costumes of the Rochester organization. …

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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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