Old News – School Fire

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, March 9, 1916 PITTSFORD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING BURNED Building and Contents a Total Loss — Origin of Fire Unknown — Loss of Many Thousand Dollars. Pittsford was visited by a fierce conflagration between 2 and 3 o’clock Saturday morning, which destroyed the fine High school building. The fire was well …

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1892 University Catalog

I scanned the 1892-3 catalog of the Williams & Rogers’ Rochester Business University (128 pages). This was a school that taught bookkeeping, shorthand, typing and other business skills. I wouldn’t have been able to make it through their coarse as they also had classes in penmanship and I write terrible. The school also had a …

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Honeoye Falls HS Yearbooks

The New York Heritage website has added a digital collection of high school yearbooks from the Honeoye Fall Central School (later Honeoye Falls Lima High School). This collection was digitized by the Mendon Public Library.  The Honeoye Falls – Lima Yearbooks Collection contains those yearbooks for the years of 1954 through 2009. These yearbooks are in PFD …

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Monroe High School Yearbooks Online

The Rochester Public Library recently added yearbooks for the first years of Monroe High School in Rochester. The June 1927 class was the first to graduate from the school. Then there would be a January class and a June class to graduate each year after that. RPL does not have a complete run of yearbooks. …

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McGuffey Day

September 23rd is the anniversary of the birth of William Holmes McGuffey who was born on Sept. 23, 1800. He was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Reader. He was born near Claysville in Washington Co., Penn. While a professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio he …

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Monroe High School Yearbooks

The Rochester Public Library has scanned a collection of yearbooks from James Monroe High School. The collection only covers the years of 1927 to 1940. Those join the collection of yearbooks that the library already has online (see the School Heritage Collection web page). The yearbooks are one of the most used collections in the …

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