Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #31

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the former Reynolds Library. All of the collection that they had ended up at the Rochester Public Library. People still go there to read the local newspaper and magazines bu more people …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #29

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about Front Street. It had a bad reputation. It had a lot of small saloons. There were also shops of butcher and fish sellers. At one time the Rescue Mission had a place …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #28

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about a part of downtown Rochester. It has changed over the years and it has changed since he wrote this article. The statue of Mercury was taken down and was in storage for …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #26

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about early doctors and medical books. In the early days people had pains same as they do today but more so as doctors were few and in between and everyone knew how to …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #23

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he describes Henry O’Reilly. He was the author of Sketches of Rochester (1838), the very first history of Rochester. On my Online Books page are links to that book that is available in at least …

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