Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10

September 10, 1871: A dedication ceremony for the new Holy Sepulchre Cemetery draws a crowd of 10,000, despite limited transportation options from the city north to its site along the Charlotte Boulevard toll road (now Lake Avenue) on the west bank of the Genesee River.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Rochester History (2005), vol 67, no 2, pg 4-5

September 10, 1840: The Auburn and Rochester Railroad opens providing passenger train service between Rochester and Canandaigua. It's first steam engine was known as "The Young Lion of the West" or later just "The Lion". The railroad was eventually extended through Seneca Falls, then Geneva, Cayuga, and finally Auburn, a total distance of 77 miles in a scheduled time of three hours and forty minutes.

Sources and Further Reading:
  1. Wikipedia: Auburn and Rochester Railroad
  2. Rochester, A Story Historical (1884); Parker Jenny Marsh, page 134
  3. A History of Monroe County, New York (1887); Morrison, W.E., page 43 
  4. The Locomotive The Young Lion of the West (2004), Palmer Richard
  5. History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York (1908); Peck, William F.; page 73
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