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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Cutbacks at School of Industry

The School of Industry in the Town of Rush is a place for juvenile criminal offenders. In a year of budget cutbacks the State is cutting programs at the School. There are two divisions at the school that are being affected. First is the “Industry Secure Center” which will close completely. The second division is …

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