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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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #21

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 William C. Bloss. He was an early advocate against slavery in the US. View his record on Find-A-Grave for more information on him. In 1826, while living in Brighton in a brick …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #20

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 couple of things. First he writes about his own style of art which is called “primitive,” in that, it is very basic. In many of his other drawings his people all …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #19

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 waterfalls in Rochester and also about building the dam near Mount Morris to control flooding of Rochester. He gets one thing wrong, the dam is within Letchworth Park. In 1972 during …

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