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Finger Lakes Life

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Finger Lakes Life Just wanted to mention we acquired a $5 copy of Finger Lakes Life by Dr. Robert E. Doran. Llewellyn spotted it in the musty basement of the store where we acquired the desk (mentioned in the previous post). The book is a series of articles “Reprinted from The Finger Lakes Times, May […]

Fresh Air Children: 59 Years Ago

Monday, July 28th, 2008

From the Chronicle Express, Penn Yan, NY 28 July 1949 30 Fresh Air Children Will Arrive Next Week Thirty boys and girls, ranging in age from 5 to 12, on Aug. 4, will board the Lehigh Black Diamond in New York city, headed for Yates county and 22 “fresh air” homes where they will live […]

Penn Yan News, 52 years ago

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Miss Alice Griggs died 30 September 1954 and willed her 17 room house at 324 Main Street to the Penn Yan library. Evidently it had served as needed classroom space for the elementary school and was known as the Penn Yan Civic Center since February of 1955. On 19 July 1956 the Board of the […]

Penn Yan Cars

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

For many years it has been interesting to observe how cities and towns have changed over time. Usually this has something to do with the economy, industry and employment. The city I am from has less than half the population now than it did at the beginning of the 20th century, and the largest employer […]