Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #45

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he tells about about early meetings to get people to stop drinking alcohol. The CURSE of Ardent Spirits In 1827 the Rochester Presbytery resolved that the temperate use of ardent spirits (booze) ought in all …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #44

In the last article in William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he told about an old law in Rochester. Here is another set of laws that were passed in 1862 by the Rochester City government. Penal Ordinance Passed November 11, 1862 “No person shall fly …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #42

This article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he uses an old ad for a hotel at Ridge Road and Lake Ave. Then his drawing shows what he thought it might be like to spend the night at this hotel. The article uses the …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #41

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 parks of Rochester. He also mentions the nursery business around Rochester and why we are known as the “Flower City.” The Rochester Park Commission was created in 1888. Since then work has …

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