Historical Articles

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.

2022 Celebrations and Memories Wednesday, January 19, 20220

2022 Celebrations and Memories

Centennial painting by Christopher A. Wheat, 1997

Throughout the year I will share monthly articles (around the 15th of the month) which will serve to honor special moments in our history.  Some of my columns will review highlights already shared, some will present new information learned along the way.  Readers who wish to comment may contact me at amance@eastrochester.org.

 

OUR FIELDS OF DREAMS:  LITTLE LEAGUE IN                EAST ROCHESTER Wednesday, January 19, 20220

OUR FIELDS OF DREAMS: LITTLE LEAGUE IN EAST ROCHESTER

1952 Masons Little League Team

 

In December we often find ourselves reflecting on the year gone by.  Perhaps it was because of the memories of the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams.”  Perhaps it was because the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Yankees, 9 -8 in the ninth inning this summer at the Field of Dreams site in Dyersville, Iowa.  This year our Local History Department received many requests for photos and articles on Little League teams of the 1950s and 60s. While we have many articles about teams and individual games, we have few team photos.  I did discover some interesting facts, however.

  

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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