Old News – Red Cross Stamps

Red Cross stamps available for the Christmas season in 1914. THE POST EXPRESS Thursday, December 12, 1914 XMAS SEAL SALE ON LAST STRETCH Six Big Main Street Stores Co-operate with Mrs. Deloss G. Eldredge and Committee. The last stage off the Red Cross Christmas seal sale began this morning with the opening of the booths …

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Old News – Charity

An editorial on charity and a couple of short articles. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, December 3, 1914 ORGANIZING CHARITY WORK. It is generally felt that there will be more call for charity this winter. The business disturbances which the country has suffered has thrown many people out of work, and those able to give …

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Old News – Thanksgiving

Here is an account of the first Thanksgiving. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, November 26, 1914 PILGRIM’S THANKSGIVING Turkey Figured In the Menu When They “Had Things In Good Plenty.” Governor Bradford describes the first Thanksgiving of the pilgrims in America. “They (the pilgrim colonists) now began to gather the small harvest they had and …

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Old News – Bicycles at Night

More news from the past. Hard to believe that bicycles were such a problem 100 years ago. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, October 29, 1914 TRIALS OF NIGHT DRIVING. Bicyclists Should Carry Tail Light at Night for Self Protection. “Ever motorists,” says Mitchell May, secretary of state, “is painfully aware of the fact that the …

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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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