Top Song 50 Years Ago; Extra #2

Pat Boone was a big star in the late 50s and early 60s. He wasn’t just one of those one hit wonders. According to Billboard, he was the second biggest charting artist of the late 1950s (behind Elvis). He even had a TV show from 1957 – 1960. Many of Pat Boone’s hit songs were …

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Batteries !!!

In my genealogical research I had that one of my ancestors; Elizabeth (Whaley) Adams was born Oct. 27, 1834 in Elizabethtown, NY. Her husband, Cummings Adams was born either in Mass or Vermont depending of which source you believe. Elizabethtown, NY is in Essex County which is near the Vermont border. Recently I saw some …

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Kodak News; July 23 – 27

History in the making… On Thursday, a US District Court Judge told Apple that they cannot move their suit against Kodak from Bankruptcy Court to the District Court. This includes 10 patents that help digital cameras to preview photos on computer screens. Those patents are also part of the collection that Kodak is auctioning off. …

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Kodak News; July 16 – 20

History in the making… On Thursday, the Democrat & Chronicle website had this story about 3 companies that are leasing space in Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). NY-Best, Cerion and Natcore are very happy to find a place to grow that has so many good amenities. Also on that web page is a video …

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Kodak Park History

The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle has created a webpage called “Kodak Park Through the Years.” On that page is a map showing how Kodak Park grew over the years. Also on the map are “clickable” links that open text files, photos and a few videos.  Kodak Park is officially now known as Eastman Business Park …

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Kodak News; July 9 – 13

History in the making… On Wednesday Kodak filed a motion with the Bankruptcy Court that would give 15 top executives awards if the company is successful in restructuring. A possible $8.82 in cash and deferred stock would be paid if the execs meet their goals to return money to creditors. To receive 100% of the …

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Telstar

On this day (July 10) 50 years ago was launched the first communication satellite. Telstar was 34.5 inches in diameter and weighed about 170 pounds. It was owned AT&T and made possible satellite communications between the US and Canada to Britain and France. As Telstar was an orbiting satellite, it was only available for about …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #13

The next song to hit the top of the charts in 1962 was a very romantic song. Roses are Red (My Love) by Bobby Vinton was originally recorded as an R&B song but he was allowed to record it again with a new arrangement including strings. It was Bobby’s first hit song. The song hit …

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Kodak News; July 2 – 6

History in the making… Last week there were a whole bunch of small companies that had filed petitions against the auction of approx. 1100 Kodak digital patents. Those companies were worried about a lack of protection for their licenses of some of the patents from Kodak. Somehow those companies were placated before a big hearing …

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Happy July 4th – Rev. War Veteran

Happy Independence Day. Related to the US Independence, I would like to tell about one of my ancestor’s that served during the Revolutionary War. His story is common among those that served. He never went very far from home and saw little action. His name is Jacob Wilklow and he was born in 1764 in …

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