Capt. Jack Dallas and his Family; Part 1 of 3

This is the story of an early airship pilot and his family as it relates to Rochester. Capt. Jack Dallas didn’t fly in airplane, he flew a dirigible that was constructed by Charles J. Strobel from Toledo, Ohio. The dirigible was described as a cigar-shaped bag of Japanese silk about sixty feet long and eighteen …

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Genesee River Romance Weekend Events

This is the weekend that many people in this area wait for all year. That’s because some places along the Genesee River are open for tours just once each year. Here are some of the highlights: Saturday, October 3 9 am to 3 pm: Guided Tours of RG&E Hydroelectric Facility Learn how renewable electric energy …

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Old News – Charlotte Annexation

A couple of articles about the City of Rochester absorbing the Village of Charlotte which was originally in the Town of Greece. THE POST EXPRESS Rochester, NY Tuesday, March 16, 1915 CHARLOTTE’S ELECTION DAY; MAY BE LAST This is election day in Charlotte, its last election day as a separate municipality if the newest annexation …

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Swing Bridge Destruction Progress

I went to see the progress on the swing bridge at Charlotte that is being dismantled. I was really surprised to that it is almost completely gone. It has only been a little over a month since the work started. Most of the steel work is gone. If you click on the photo you can …

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Swing Bridge Being Dismantled

Work has begun on dismantling the Hojack swing bridge that crosses the Genesee River at Charlotte. The bridge was built in 1905 by the King Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. It was made to take the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad (RW & O) across the river. It turned in the middle to let the …

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