February 1994

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Note from the Editors

Robert Koch begins this issue with the story of Horace McGuire who, as a young boy witnessed a fugitive black run down to be sent south, as an older boy in Rochester worked for Frederick Douglass, and during the Civil War fought with black troops in Mississippi and Alabama. Dr. Koch was professor and chair of Language and Literature at R.I.T. from 1950 until 1970, and was dean of the University college at the University of Rochester from 1970 until 1982.

David Robinson's recounts Seneca Indian legends and other very old tales that are similar. His article about the mysterious ruin observed on Bluff Point appeared in our November 1993 issue. David Robinson lives in Swain, New York.

John Rezelman tells of the mysteries of starting a Model T Ford. He lives in Bath, New York, and has had articles in national farming and homesteading magazines about rural crafts. His article, Local Livestock Marketing History, appeared in our November 1988 issue.

Hannah Lapp presents another selection from her book in progress, The Grapes of Opportunity. Miss Lapp has an article featured in the February 1994 issue of Reason magazine. She lives on her family's dairy farm in Chautauqua County, New York.

Chapter 12 from The Misses Elliot of Geneva that Warren Hunting Smith wrote in 1940 concludes this issue. Dr. Smith has written several books about Geneva and still lives there, but he spent much of his life in England and in New Haven, Connecticut, editing the Horace Walpole papers that were published by the Yale University Press.

Next Issue

In March we begin a series in seven parts titled Iroquois Stories written by Thomas D. Cornell. Also in March we will feature The Horse Collar King: The Tale of John C. Lighthouse by Donovan A. Shilling. There will also be another chapter from Warren H. Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva, and another installment from Hannah Lapp's book in progress, The Grapes of Opportunity.

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