August 1994

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Richard F. Palmer writes about Captain James Quick and his "Busy Bee" ferry on Cayuga Lake. Richard Palmer wrote A Glimpse at Clinton's Ditch that appeared in the June 1994, issue. Dick Palmer lives in Tully, New York.

an invitation to the Seneca Heritage Day program and to the Festival of Lights ceremony on Bare Hill near Middlesex that signals lighting a ring of fires and flares around Lake Canandaigua. The Middlesex Heritage Group sponsors Heritage Day. Its president Stuart Mitchell provided the information for this announcement.

Robert F. McNamara tells of his intimidating encounter with Miss Fannie Benjamin at Sibley's lunch counter years ago. Robert McNamara was born in Corning but has lived in Rochester for many years. His story How We Rediscovered Canada in 1928 ran last October, November and December.

Thomas D. Cornell's essay number 6 from his series Iroquois Stories. In Cracks in the Sky he discusses his sense of self and territory, writing and personal relationships, southern seasons and Rochester skies all in the context of the Iroquois story of how the world began. Tom Cornell teaches at R.I.T.

the concluding part of chapter 16 from The Misses Elliot of Geneva by Warren H. Smith. Mr. Smith lives in Geneva and was the subject of Warren Hunting Smith, The Quintessential Genevan by essayist Bill Kauffman in the Feb. 1993, issue.

The August 1826, entries from the diary of Cornelius Younglove are on page 9. In that month he wrote down the activities of only six days and admitted that on Sunday, August 13, he was home all day and lazy. His great-great-great grandson, Leonard P. Wood, has collected many of the Younglove family diaries. His address is 8333 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, NY 14840.

review of a biography of Fred M. Locke, the man who developed the porcelain insulator that made electric power transmission practicable. The book's author, Elton Gish, lives in Buna, Texas. Paul S. Worboys of Honeoye Falls is local agent for the book.

The story and a picture of the stone wall built by Henry DeCamp is on the back page. This is taken from an account written by JoAnn Coykendall Sgrecci before she died June 24, 1988. She was an ardent genealogist who located and recorded abandoned cemeteries in Schuyler County, and helped to start the Jo-Ho's genealogy group.

In the September issue a series about the Chautauqua movement across the country written by Paul S. Worboys will begin. He has titled his account "The Most American Thing in America" from Theodore Roosevelt's estimate of the Chautauqua institution.

There will be more in the next issue from Warren H. Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva, from Thomas D. Cornell's Iroquois Stories, and from Cornelius Younglove's diary.

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