November 1994

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Note from the Editors

November 11, 1994 is the two hundredth anniversary of the signing of the treaty of peace and friendship between the United States and the tribes of the Six Nations. Beginning this issue is Robert Koch's background report of the events leading to the conference and agreement. His earlier article on the topic, Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, appeared in our July 1991 issue. In the previous article, he describes the tension in Canandaigua before the treaty was completed. Bob Koch was Dean of the University College at the University of Rochester from 1970-1982. He presents history pieces every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. on WXXI-FM.

The Ontario County Historical Society provided the text of the Canandaigua Treaty.

Beginning this month is a two-part article about the Hammondsport & Bath Railroad from its beginnings to the present by Richard F. Palmer. His story is accompanied by copies of newspaper references to the B & H, and by postcard pictures of railroad stations in Bath and Hammondsport all from his own collection. Richard Palmer's, A Glimpse at Clinton's Ditch, was in the June 1994, issue.

reminiscences collected by Paul S. Worboys from Honeoye Falls residents who remember when the Redpath Chautauqua programs came there. His series on the Chautauqua movement was first printed in the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel. Paul Worboys wrote about the circuses coming to Honeoye Falls in the July 1994, issue number 76.

Cornelius Younglove got back to his journal in November of 1826 and so it reappears this month with accounts of his sheep farming and other activities. Cornelius's great-great-great-grandson Leonard Wood who lives in Pleasant Valley adjacent to the Younglove farm, has collected and transcribed many of his family's diaries.

the next-to-the-last chapter from The Misses Elliot of Geneva by Warren Hunting Smith. This book was first published by Farrar & Rinehart in 1940, and later reprinted in 1947 by W. F. Humphrey Press in Geneva.

Next Issue

The December issue will carry the final chapter of Warren Hunting Smith's The Misses Elliot of Geneva. There will be Richard Palmer's story with photographs of the Bath & Hammondsport Railroad's steam locomotive, Old Number 11. Paul Worboys' account of William Jenning Bryan's Chautauqua visit to Honeoye Falls will continue the series. Cornelius Younglove's December, 1826, journal entries, one for every day of that month, will be printed in the next issue. Finally, Robert Koch will present his tally of events in Rochester and the nation 100 years ago in 1894: A Vintage Year?

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