Newspaper from Rush, NY now online

Rochester Regional Library Council has put online a small run of the newspaper, “Rush Echo.” This small newspaper was published in the Town of Rush. only from Dec. 1879 to Dec. 1881. Besides local news, the newspaper included both deaths and marriages. This page on the RRLC website will let you search the newspaper. There …

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Top Songs of 1963; #12

The next song to hit the top of the record charts in 1963 was “Easier Said Than Done” by The Essex. The song was written by William Linton and Larry Huff. It was originally recorded as a “B” side but became popular than the “A” side (“Are You Going My Way”). Accounts of the recording …

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Rochester Radio History

St. John Fisher College has added a digital collection to the NY Heritage website. The Rochester Radio History collection came from the collection at the Lavery Library at the college. The greater part of the collection consists of the scrapbooks of William Fay. Mr. Fay started out as a singer and announcer on radio station …

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John Buell died 150 years ago

My ancestor John Buell died 150 years ago today at the Battle of Gettysburg. John was born 28 Feb. 1822 in Batavia, NY to Richard Buell and Eliza North. Sometime in the mid 1840s John moved to Michigan. He married Mary Webster, who was also was originally from New York State on 10 July 1847 …

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Crash at Rochester Airport; 50 Years Ago

In the afternoon of July 2nd 1963 a Mohawk Airline twin engined Martin 404 crashed seconds after take-off from the Rochester-Monroe County Airport. The plane had been cleared to take off by the control tower even though it had started to rain. It was the first commercial airline crash at the Airport. The flight, bound …

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