Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #47

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about travel on Sundays in the early days of Rochester. STAGECOACH TRAVEL IN 1824 — It was considered a sin to travel on stages on the Sabbath The early churches of Rochester were interested …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #46

In this article by William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he makes a suggestion to replace Front Street with a park. He was ahead of his tim as Front Street was later turned into Genesee Crossroads Park. That is the park that has a “Y” …

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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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