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  • Arcadia — A century

  • One hundred years of Arcadia's history straight from the pages of old Courier Gazette newspapers as compiled by John Zornow.

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  • 100 Years Ago
    July 17, 1913
    * Married in Phelps were Miss Pearl Scribner and Mr. Paul D. Newton of Newark. Mr. Newton is a Supt. at the C.H. Stuart company.
    * Sodus was overrun by gypsies and merchants were being pestered by women attempting to tell the fortunes of customers.
    * In Newark, Cecil Quinlin took delivery of a new K-R-I-T touring car, manufactured in Detroit, and sold through the Farnsworth store in North Newark.
    * A special car on the Rochester Syracuse & Eastern trolley took the Newark Elks to Rochester for a parade. The Newark lodge being the "baby' lodge, observed this distinction with all members carrying baby dolls in the parade.   
    75 Years Ago
    July 21, 1938
    * The Newark Board of Education announced plans to build a $650,000 new high school to replace the Washington school on Church St. Much of the cost would be covered with a PWA (Public Works Administration) grant and the design would a modified "H" standard design. The location of the new school would be revealed soon.
    * Ad - Thirsty? Just say "Whistle" to get a double sized orange soda - Bilotta Bros, distributors.
    * Ad - Bikes - $23.95 - Boys or Girls - Carl's Auto Accessories, in the First National Bank Building.
    * Over 900 Newarkites jammed into 250 automobiles for Newark night at red Wing stadium. Newark Mayor Harry Parker threw out the first ball.
    50 Years Ago
    July 18, 1963
    * In Port Gibson, Hazel Farnsworth was appointed acting postmaster at the hamlet's post office.
    * Miss Norene Jansen was chosen Queen of the Port Gibson Fire Department and would compete July 16 at the Ontario County Fair.
    * Ad - See it at DePauw Chevrolet - The New Corvair Monza - Rear Engine and  Air Cooled.
    * The most popular spot in Newark was the Perkins Park wading pool, helping youngsters, and their mothers, survive temperatures in the 90s.
    25 Years Ago
    July 15, 1988
    * Mr. and Mrs. Paul Peters of Brookview Drive celebrated 50 years of marriage.
    * Holding a grand opening in the former Bauer Inn was a new restaurant and bar called the "Gandy Dancer."
    * The Newark Public Library shared in a $1.3 million state grant to be used for facility improvements.
    * The spirit of summer was dashed when three area teens died when their vehicle plunged into the Clyde River.

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