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Historical Articles

SEPTEMBER 1952—THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ST. JEROME’S Monday, September 26, 20220

SEPTEMBER 1952—THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ST. JEROME’S

The first day of the school year is always a special time.  The first day in a new school is doubly special.  And so, it was for St. Jerome’s School on September 3, 1952.

Monday, September 12, 2022

THE LITTLE VILLAGE THAT COULD  - 1952—FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION STATE OF NEW YORK ANNUAL CONVENTION

THE LITTLE VILLAGE THAT COULD 

1952—FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION STATE OF NEW YORK ANNUAL CONVENTION 

By Anita M. Mance, Historian, Research assisted by Seth Wagner, SUNY Geneseo Intern  

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IT HAPPENED ONE SATURDAY NIGHT — 60 YEARS AGO Tuesday, March 22, 20220

IT HAPPENED ONE SATURDAY NIGHT — 60 YEARS AGO

According to a number of area sportscasters, it wasn’t supposed to happen that way—the East Rochester Bombers beating the Lyons Lions, 58-57.   While both basketball teams entered the game undefeated, Lyons was known as a powerhouse.  By looking at the history of the two teams, however, perhaps March 24, 1962, was destined to be different.  And what made the outcome of the contest all the more special was that it happened before a crowd estimated to be more than 10,000.  

EAST ROCHESTER’S GIRL SCOUTS Friday, March 4, 20220

EAST ROCHESTER’S GIRL SCOUTS

It began on February 17, 1927—the first Girl Scout meeting held in East Rochester.  The movement begun by Julliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912 spread quickly all over the country with the first troop organized in Rochester in 1918.

Monday, November 1, 2021

East Rochester's First Fire Truck

Originally the equipment used in firefighting was a hand drawn hose cart and ladder wagon. In 1925 it was decided that the village needed a real fire truck not a commercial truck converted to one.

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