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This Week in Lower Falls History

Each week, learn how the Lower Falls has played an important part in the history of Rochester, NY.

APR 16 – APR 22

Falling Bridges The third Carthage Bridge was a suspension bridge, ope [...]

APR 9 – APR 15

A New Church Building On September 8, 1915, the Lutheran Church of the [...]

APR 2 – APR 8

Sibley’s Genius Hiram Sibley didn’t invent the telegraph. But he inven [...]

MAR 26 – APR 1

Classified Information The project had the code name, Bridgehead. Koda [...]

MAR 19 – MAR 25

Seth Green’s Birthday Two hundred years ago, Seth Green was born on Ma [...]

MAR 12 – MAR 18

One Cubic Foot Dr. David Liittschwager, a contributing photographer to [...]

MAR 5 – MAR 11

A World Famous Business On March 5, 1864, Margaret Fee mortgaged her h [...]

FEB 26 – MAR 4

Douglass Funeral Frederick Douglass died in Washington, DC, but wanted [...]

FEB 19 – FEB 25

A New County In 1817, when Rochesterville became a village, it was in [...]

FEB 12 – FEB 18

The Wrong Year, 1917 Frederick Douglass cared about where and when he [...]

FEB 5 – FEB 11

No Compromise in Rochester, 1850 Frederick Douglass was a realist. In [...]

JAN 29 – FEB 4

Up in the Air The Eastman Kodak Co. was instrumental in furthering aer [...]

JAN 22 – JAN 28

Name Change On January 28, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued an Ex [...]

JAN 15 – JAN 22

King's Landing Gideon King bought 3000 acres west of the Genesee River [...]

JAN 8 – JAN 14

Patent Reversal On January 10, 1911, George Selden lost his 8-year leg [...]

JAN 1 – JAN 7

A Universal Message Sixteen years ago, this week, the site was selecte [...]

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