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The Way We Were - East Rochester, 1925
The Way We Were - East Rochester, 1925

The Way We Were - East Rochester, 1925

Submitted April 2024, by Anita M. Mance, Historian

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Several weeks ago, I decided to write my April article about what was happening in East Rochester during the last solar eclipse here in January 1925.  I searched through photographs, interviews, newspaper articles, files, and advertisements.  Sadly, I was able to find nothing about activity here in our village to celebrate the event.  So, I decided instead to write about what daily life was like in East Rochester ninety-nine years ago.
 

 

What's Cooking? ER's Cookbooks: A Lesson in History What's Cooking? ER's Cookbooks: A Lesson in History

What's Cooking? ER's Cookbooks: A Lesson in History

Submitted by Anita M. Mance, Historian

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In December, a new cookbook was added to the collection in the Local History Room -Centanni! – St. Nicholas Society Celebrates 100 Years of Italian-American Food, Family and Community. With over 250 photos and about 180 recipes, the book honors the Italian-American heritage in East Rochester. The book serves to remind us that each cookbook in our collection helps us understand the...