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People of Ontario County: Henry W. Johnson

Excerpt from Preston E Pierce’s A Tour Guide to Black History Sites in Canandaigua, NY. A self-educated man of affairs, Henry Johnson was born in Ferrisburg, Vermont. His hometown was […]

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People of Ontario County: Henry C. Beeman

Henry C. Beeman was born in Canandaigua on Oct. 8th, 1847, the youngest child of Reuben Beeman and Orpha Crane. Beeman was educated at Canandaigua Academy until June 23, 1863 […]

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A Historical Playlist

What was considered popular American music changed significantly over the 20th Century. The earliest iteration of popular American music in the early 1900s was comprised of sentimental parlor songs. The […]

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Long Pier

Much like Canandaigua’s pier, Geneva’s long pier once had 36 boathouses on its north side. During the construction of the 5&20 arterial in the 1950s, the pier was shortened by […]

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Onanda Park

In 1919 the Rochester YWCA purchased the Shale Glen property on the north side of Point Rochester on Canandaigua Lake. Camp Onanda, named by Mary Moulthrop as an approximation of […]

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Whiskey Point

Whiskey Point is located on the east side of Canandaigua Lake. The spot gets its name from a whiskey still that early Ontario County settlers operated there. It’s said that […]

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People of Ontario County: Helen Stewart

Helen, along with her sister Peggy were well known portrait photographers in Canandaigua and beyond. In 1932, Peggy was named “Child Photographer in America,” and had her portraits hung in […]

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Canandaigua Health Home

Dr. George Washington Gregg, son of Canandaigua’s oldest resident George Gregg, was born in 1876. He built and founded the Canandaigua Health Home at 6 Gorham St. in the city. […]

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People of Ontario County: George Gregg

In 1942, George Gregg was Canandaigua’s oldest citizen after turning 100 on May 24th. An avid hunter, Gregg was also the oldest state resident to take out a fishing permit […]

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People of Ontario County: Cora A. Wilder

Cora A. Wilder was born in Victor, NY on August 8th, 1858 to Jabez and Sarah M. Wilder. Cora was educated in Victor, and attended seminary school in Rochester. She […]

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