Old News – Monroe Co. Fair

More news from the past. This one is a story about the upcoming Monroe County Fair that at that time was in Brockport THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, September 3, 1914 GOV. GLYNN TO BE AT FAIR ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS CROWDED WITH EXHIBITS Monroe County Fair Some Fast Race Horses in Abundance The mobilizing of …

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Old News – Red Cross & Students

Time again for news from the past. Two stories; one of an appeal from the Red Cross and the other about new students at Mechanics Institute (now Rochester Institute of Technology). THE POST EXPRESS Rochester, NY Tuesday, August 25, 1914 American Red Cross Sends Out Second Appeal for Relief Funds Mayor Hiram H. Edgerton this …

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Old News – 2 Water Deaths

More news from the past. This time are two local deaths in area waters. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, August 20, 1914 BOY DROWNED IN THE CANAL AT BUSHNELL’S BASIN FLUME Charles Warren Forbes of Pittsford Sinks in Canal Waters and is Drowned Before Assistance Could Reach Him. Pittsford, August 17.—Charles Warren Forbes …

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Old News – Opening of the Panama Canal

More news from the past. This time about the opening of the Panama Canal from the same day. THE POST-EXPRESS Rochester, NY Saturday, August 15, 1914 OPENING OF CANAL; ZONE CELEBRATES Steamship Ancon Making Passage of Isthmian Waterway To-day. DECKS CROWDED WITH DISTINGUISHED GUESTS Band Plays “Star Spangled Banner”—Crowds Line Banks. Panama, Aug. 15,–The United …

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Old News – Recipes

There has always been more than just news in newspapers. Newspapers realized that they should put some items in to attract women. These recipes gave housewives some ideas for new things to serve to their families. THE CATHOLIC JOURNAL. Rochester, NY Friday, July 10, 1914 HELPFUL HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES. Piquant Salad in Tomato Cups. One …

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Old News – Upcoming Events (1914)

More news from the past. This time are a couple of events coming up within the next week.< One is at Exposition Park which is now Edgerton Park./p> THE CATHOLIC COURIER Friday, June 19, 1914 Red Eagles Carnival at Exposition Park Next Week The Greater Sheesley Shows furnish the attraction for the Red Eagles Carnival …

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Old News – Fairport Schools

THE FAIRPORT HERALD Fairport, NY Wednesday, May 6, 1914 IN THE SCHOOLS The schools were closed Friday and teachers were in Brockport attending a meeting of the Monroe County Teachers’ association, as guests of Brockport Normal school. The teachers of Orleans county were guests of the Monroe County teachers at that time and place. Those …

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Old News – Penfield

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Fairport, NY Thursday, April 30, 1914 PENFIELD PERSONALS AND NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST This week Saturday evening, May the 2nd, will occur the regular meeting of the Penfield Grange. The evening will be in charge of Mrs. C. B. Rogers, Rev. James Moss will give an address on “Our Obligations.” On …

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Old News – Death of Westinghouse

More news from the past. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 18, 1914 WESTINGHOUSE RIVAL TO EDISON Invented His Famous Air Brake When a Youth. FIFTY YEARS IN PUBLIC EYE Engineer, Dead at Sixty-seven, Was One of the Most Remarkable of Nation’s Great Men—Introduced and Developed Alternating Current System For Electric Light and Power. The late …

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