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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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #18

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 all the diseases that not only ravaged Rochester but every town of every size in the world in the 1800s. Every house had its cesspool which seemed to collect and retain, rather …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #17

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 Civil War monument that is in Washington Square Park. He notes that “bums” liked to sleep in the park. It is still a favorite place for homeless men. The park is …

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