As seen in the presidential visits series, Rochester has not seen a sitting president campaign here since Ronald Reagan in 1984. Early in his term, in 1989 President George H.W. Bush spent the[ Read More ]
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochester series, on November 3rd, 1964, Rochester’s Senator Kenneth B. Keating lost his re-election bid to Robert F. Kennedy. First, when a[ Read More ]
Throughout the year, George Payne has given us in-depth looks at — as Jim Memmott might say — some remarkable Rochestarians. Take for example, Seth Green, America’s most[ Read More ]
November 1st, 1984: Ronald Reagan five days before his 49 state landslide. And Jesse Jackson at MCC. And a liberal enclave.
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochester series, on November 1st, 1984, President Ronald Reagan spoke before 10,000 at the Community War Memorial. Twenty four years earlier on[ Read More ]
October 31st, 1976: Gerald Ford two days before the unelected president’s comeback falls just short.
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochesters series, on October 31st, 1976, President Gerald Ford spoke before 10,000 at a rain-swept Rochester-Monroe County Airport. First, when a[ Read More ]
October 29th, 1980: Carter at a rally six days before the Reagan revolution. And when Bernie Sanders campaigned for Barry Commoner
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochesters series, on October 29th, 1980, President Jimmy Carter spoke at a campaign rally before a crowd of over 20,000. First, when a Frenchman was in[ Read More ]
October, 26th, 1898: the Rough Rider on his way to the Governor’s mansion. TR Comes to Town, again…and again…and again… by Michael Nighan.
In keeping with our Presidential visits series, on October 26th, 1898, Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, the Republican candidate for New York Governor, campaigned in Rochester. In On Abraham[ Read More ]
All Met and Red Sox fans old enough to remember know where they were on October 25th, 1986. Or more accurately, at 12:32 a.m. on the morning of October 26th when the ball rolled through Bill[ Read More ]
In keeping with our Presidential visits to Rochester series, on October 23rd, 1952, General Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke to a crowd of 20,000 at the New York Central Station. The next day, October[ Read More ]
As seen last year in On top of Cobb’s Hill (below) 172 years ago today, melancholy disciples of Joseph Miller trudged down Cobb’s Hill. The night before — some wearing[ Read More ]