Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #29

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 where people without a permanent home could …

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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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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #22

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he gives a poem written by Thomas Thackery Swinborne. I am not sure but it appears that the poem is written on a bronze plaque somewhere near the University of Rochester. This boulder, the largest …

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