Old News – Spelling Bee

Spelling bees are still done today and the National spelling bee always brings up some words that very few people have ever heard before. The Thor motorcycle was made from 1901 to 1920. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, June 7, 1916 One-Third of All Who Tried From Perinton Stood to the Last in Contest Saturday Night. …

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Old News – Auto Accidents

Many automobile laws were being introduced 100 years ago. What really made a difference was enforcement of those laws to make drivers obey the traffic laws. The Allen auto in the ad was made in Fostoria, Ohio from 1913 to 1922. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, May 25, 1916 AUTOMOBILE ROLLS OVER Party of Kendal Women …

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Old News – Kate Gleason

Kate Gleason was an amazing lady. At an early age she began helping out in her father, William’s machine shop. First she was bookkeeper but she also was interested in machine production. That is why she went to Cornell University to learn mechanics. But she never finished there. Instead she went back to help with …

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Old News – Tires

This newspaper had a full page every week about automobiles. According to a short article there were about 44,000 autos built in 1908 but in 1915 703,527 were built. Best of all the average price of an automobile decreased from $2,123 in 1908 to just $814 in 1915. The second automobile gadget tells that you …

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Old News – Fire Dept.

This article tells that one of the four fire companies in the Village of Brockport is to get a motorized fire truck. The motor, frame and cab of the truck is to be built by the Selden Truck Co. Then the back part of the truck will be equipped by a company from Utica. See …

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