Today we revisit our piece on 9/11 from last August. On September 11th, 2001 when the towers fell, I was driving on 95 north from Shannock, Rhode Island to Providence’s Armory District to[ Read More ]
In keeping with our Presidential Visits series (BELOW), on August 23rd, 1911, President William Howard Taft (27), starting what became a two month tour, attended the 45th annual Grand Army of the[ Read More ]
BIG BILL, BIG BELL AND SCHOOL BELLS: An ex-president, the Liberty Bell, and several thousand school teachers come to town.
– Michael J. Nighan OK, trivia time…. Question – What do William Howard Taft, the Liberty Bell and 8,000 school teachers have in common? Answer – They were all in Rochester on[ Read More ]
– Michael J. Nighan While Rochester has been visited by several presidents, July 12 will be the 220th. anniversary of the arrival in the city (or rather what would become the city) of a man[ Read More ]
June 10th, 1884 when soon-to-be-president Governor Grover Cleveland spoke at the Rochester Semi-Centenial
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochester series (BELOW), on June 10th, 1884, New York Governor Grover Cleveland spoke at the Semi-Centennial. Cleveland’s address itself —[ Read More ]
Mayor of the Twelve Corners Dunkin’ Donuts celebrates his 93nd birthday on D-Day. Three days later, Victor Angelo flew a bombing mission over Vienna
Last year, we met Victor Angelo at the Twelve Corners Dunkin’ Donuts celebrating his 92nd birthday with friends (below). This morning Victor was back at Dunkin’ celebrating with[ Read More ]
The Quasquicentennial of the unveiling of Abraham Lincoln atop the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument in Washington Square Park.
Situated in the heart of Rochester’s financial and cultural district — with the Xerox Tower looming and GeVa theatricalizing — Washington Square Park is quintessential downtown.[ Read More ]
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochester series (BELOW), on May 24th, 2005 President George W. Bush spoke at Greece Athena High School about social security. As candidates and[ Read More ]
Text and photography by George Cassidy Payne Who deserves the title of Rochester’s most influential musician? Is it the Delta bluesman Son House, who lived in the Corn Hill neighborhood for[ Read More ]