"Grip's" Historical Souvenir of Wolcott, N.Y.

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Republican print, 1905 - Wolcott (N.Y.) - 82 pages
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Page 67 - The first view of this place, after passing through a timbered country twenty-eight miles, strikes the eye of the beholder as one of the most magnificent landscapes human fancy can picture, and the beauty of the scene is not unfrequently heightened by the appearance of large vessels navigating the lake.
Page 34 - In the spring and fall after the hard rains the heavy coach would get mired in mud. Then the passengers were called upon to turn out, get a fence rail and help pry the coach out. After the close of navigation on the lakes a great many sailors took passage on the coaches at Oswego for their homes in the country. It pleased the drivers to call upon them to lend a hand in lifting the coach out of the mud, for it took the conceit out of them.
Page 21 - ... the stars ; Waves breathe a drowsy prayer For ease of earth's aching scars. Down in the harbor the moon Stands mazed 'mid a thousand spars. HENRY COLE QUINBY Hrnry Cole Quinby, son of Henry B. Oninby. former governor of New Hampshire, died on October 23, at his home in New York City, where he was one of the best known of the younger members of the bar. He was born at Lakeport on July 9. 1872, prepared for college at Chauncey Hall School, Boston, was graduated from Harvard in 1894 and then took...
Page 33 - Mill street into Main and then on out of the village along the west road over to Port Glasgow, now Resort, which we then call the Bay Bridge. There were two hotels there, one conducted by a man named Ward, which was burned. From there the line ran along west to Irondequoit and into Rochester. The first relay after leaving Oswego was Fair Haven; then Wolcott, Sodus and Webster, Sometimes, on good roads, we drove on to Williamson or Alton for change of teams.
Page 54 - June 22, 1905, gave interesting reminiscences [see page 33], was town clerk seven years, supervisor one year, road commissioner, overseer of the poor, president of the village and village trustee. In his prime he was a large, powerful man and it is said a constable who was physically undersized, was accustomed to call upon Amos to make arrests where a powerful man was necessary. Amos loved a joke and could take one. The story is told that once while pushing a prisoner ahead of him by main force Amos...
Page 33 - Wolcott between Oswego and Rochester. Butterfield was a Wolcott man who carried on the old Chester Dutton farm and ran the White Hotel east of the creek, which was the stopping place for the stages and where they changed horses. His livery barns were on the present site of the Metcalf stables.
Page 33 - Alton for change of teams. The coaches were the heavy Concord thoroughbrace style swinging on straps and carrying from twelve to sixteen passengers. The nearest railroad to Wolcott was the Auburn road. The last owners of the coach line were J. W. Olmstead and James Hyde. LIFTING COACHES OUT OF MUD. "To get through with the coaches at times •GRIP'S" HISTORICAL SOUVENIR OF WOLCOTT.
Page 54 - The successful business experience of the persons interested in this enabove him with arms and feet and tossed him to the ground quite a distance ahead. Before Nash regained his feet the prisoner had taken leg bail.
Page 31 - County.— John Adams, Abner F. Lakey, Wm. D. Wiley, John Barber, Jr., Lemuel Spear, David Warner, Ephraim Green, Wm.
Page 34 - CO. vehicle with difficulty guided across the dangerous bridge where every foot of progress was sloshy-ty-slosh, sloshy-ty-slosh in Egyptian darkness with no rail on the side of the bridge to keep us from getting off. "PICKING A NIGGER.

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