Another Arch Merrill Book

I scanned the book “Tomahawks and Old Lace” by Arch Merrill and placed it on Archive.org. This book was originally published in 1948 and like other book by Mr. Merrill, is a compilation of columns that were published in the Democrat & Chronicle newspaper. In this book he tells tales of some people that lived …

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Index to Arch Merrill

I uploaded an Index to 21 Books on Local History and Lore by Arch Merrill (1943 – 1963). This index was created in 1964 and does not include the last two books by Mr. Merrill. Arch Merrill had a column in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle newspaper on the history of western New York. Some …

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New on GenWeb of Monroe County

I uploaded a strange brochure to the GenWeb site. “Bausch & Lomb Fair on V-J Layoffs” tells that after WWII was over, Bausch & Lomb laid-off  936 employees because their military contracts were canceled. They were sued by 19 Italian-Americans  who thought that they had been discriminated against because of national origin. The brochure, put …

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