Fall 1999

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Note from the Editors

Part II of Thomas Cornell's series retracing the route of the Sullivan campaign through Pennsylvania is in this issue. Tom Cornell teaches science history courses at RIT and lives in Rochester.

Alice Bordwell Elwell and Hazel Dinehart Robeson contribute their reminiscences of teaching in one-room schoolhouses in Yates County schools. They told of their experiences at a Middlesex Heritage Group meeting in 1983. Nancy Elwell, editor of the MHG newsletter, supplied the transcript made by Joan Stover from a tape recorded by Fred Harter.

Read of New York happenings in the years 1799 and 1800 in David Minor's New York City / State Timeline. The years from 1 Billion BC to 1990 AD are on his web page at: http://home.eznet/~dminor/NYNY. David can be heard every Saturday morning at 11:00 on WXXI-FM (91.5) talking about aspects of world history.

Gerard Muhl provided copies of 5, 10 and 25 bank notes issued by the City of Rochester through the Monroe County Bank in 1862 when there was a shortage of coins to make purchases. They illustrate Gerry's story about Rochester's budget crunch. Gerry invites readers to attend Rochester Numismatic Association meetings held at 7:30 pm. every second and fourth Tuesday, September - June, in the Eisenhardt Auditorium of the Rochester Museum.

Richard Palmer spotted the story about a journey from Auburn to Geneva published in the September 21, 1825, issue of the Geneva Palladium and sent it along for our enjoyment and its historical interest.

This issue has accounts of three meetings of the New Society of the Genesee:

David Minor reports on the June 19th gathering of the Society at the Williamsburg Cemetery just off Route 63 near Geneseo with Larry Turner as our guide. Mr. Turner is Historian for the Town of Groveland and has done a great amount of work researching the site of Williamsburg and in restoring the cemetery there.

Donovan Shilling writes about our pleasant and informative visit to the Rochester Historical Society at 485 East Avenue on June 25. Meghan Lodge welcomed us and showed us all through the mansion, relating its history with stories about its former occupants and furnishings. She showed us the research rooms and library, and described for us the extensive portrait, genealogical, and clothing collections of the Society.

Don Shilling also writes about our delightful luncheon at Bina and David Robinson's relaxing cottage on Lake Canandaigua followed by an afternoon session which Don Eckler telling about and showing us stones that have been found in the Genesee valley with markings that indicate they may have been left by people who were here at early times.

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