Wednesday, June 9, 2010

June 9

June 9, 1884: At noon, Rochester celebrated its semi-centennial anniversary with 50 cannon blasts and the ringing of St. Peter's and other church bells. The afternoon was filled with speeches and musical performances. The following day, starting again at noon, all stores in the city closed as spectators filled the streets to witness a parade of veterans organizations, social groups, fire fighters, and various industry sponsored wagons.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1.  History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York (1908); Peck, William F.; pages 104-107


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