Old News – Train Accident

Trains were very important in 1917 for transporting people over long distances. They also handled most of the freight. Train wrecks affected everyone. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, April 12, 1917 BAD WRECK ON CENTRAL AT WAYNEPORT Two lives were lost and several people were injured, early Friday morning, when a fast west-bound New York …

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Old News – Gas

Natural gas lines were just coming to Fairport a hundred years ago. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 21, 1917 Information Given at Chamber of Commerce Meeting Held On Monday Evening Now aren’t you sorry you were not at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in the town hall Monday night? Some of your neighbors were there, …

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Old News – Fire Bugs Sentenced

These boys were lucky to get away from a charge of setting a fire with only a sentence of probation. If you look at the ad, you would think that the movie serial was named “In Underground Paris” but it is really named “The Purple Mask.” It was a 16 part serial that would get …

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Old News – Women of NY Ready for War

President Woodrow Wilson won reelection in 1916 in part because he wanted to keep the US out of the war in Europe. Then on Feb. 3, 1917 President Wilson went before Congress to announce that the US was breaking relations with Germany. Congress would declare war on Germany on April 6th. New York State voted …

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