Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17

May 17, 1831: Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, Rochester's founder, dies after several years of illness at the age of 79. His monument at Mount Hope Cemetery reads: Si Monumentum Requiris Circumspice (If you would behold this monument, look about you).

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Rochester History (1962) v. 24, n. 1, pg 23


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