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Norwood-Norfolk Central School Yearbooks

St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Educational Services

The St. Lawrence-Lewis School Library System collection consists of high school yearbooks from area high schools. The Norfolkian is the annual yearbook of the Norfolk Central School. The Finale is the annual yearbook of Norwood school. The Keystoner is the annual yearbook of the Norwood-Norfolk Central School.

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Rochester Area Cemetery Records

Rochester Genealogical Society

Dates of Original: 1838 - 1962

Most of the records in this collection are plot records showing the location of burial plots in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Mount Hope is American's first municipal, Victorian cemetery, dedicated in 1838 in Rochester, NY. The cemetery covers 196 acres of hills and valleys created by retreating glaciers, and is the final resting place of some notable figures in American History, including Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony.

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Floral Fete Collection

Saratoga Springs Public Library

Dates of Original: c. 1890 - 1930

On September 14, 1893, a wealthy Boston hardware merchant and summer resident of Saratoga Springs, Franklin W. Smith, presented plans for “A Greater Saratoga” that would make the small upstate village “the summer capital of the United States.” His blueprint included a floral parade and battle of flowers to top off – and elevate – the gambling-oriented summer season. Smith’s vision blossomed on September 4, 1894 when Saratoga Springs held its first floral fete with a grand ball in the evening at Convention Hall. It was reportedly “one of the grandest and most successful events of the kind... Read more

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Daniel Lamont Correspondence

McGraw Historical Society

Dates of Original: c .1840 - 1900

Daniel Scott Lamont (February 9, 1851 – July 23, 1905) was the United States Secretary of War during Grover Cleveland's second term. Lamont was born on his family’s farm in McGrawville, New York, to son of John B. Lamont and Elizabeth (née Scott) Lamont. He attended from Union College at Schenectady, New York. He was employed as engrossing clerk and assistant journal clerk in the state capitol at Albany, New York, was a clerk on the staff of the Democratic state central committee in 1872, and was chief clerk of the New York department of state from 1875 to 1882. In 1883, through his... Read more

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