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The Liverpool Public Library has served the community of Liverpool, New York since 1893. The Library produces a local history video series called Liverpool Legends. These videos feature long-time residents of Liverpool, New York and the surrounding area. Discover, learn and grow with the stories and recollections of the events that have shaped our community.



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Long Branch Park - Barnhardt  "Ben" and George Maurer bought the land in 1882 - Ben bought out his brother's share in 1890 - a small merry-go-round - grew steadily, becoming one of the most popular amusement parks on the lake - named for the large Chestnut and Tulip Trees on the site - family and church picnics - no alcohol - jail for rowdy people - Day Brother's picnic - Farmer's picnic on Labor Day - Crawford Dock at foot of Sycamore Street in Liverpool - Tornado at 5pm on Sept....
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Long Branch Park, George Maurer, Ben Maurer
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Quote 9 R&R after Sicily (2:24) Maintain Equipment More training – didn’t want to let down guard R&R in devastated cities or open fields – not much to do 55 gallon drum to wash up www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., Army, World War II
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Mud Lock and the tavern there - Lock No. 5 on the Oswego Canal - built in 1828   (1:26) Across the Lake: A Visit to Onondaga Lake’s Amusement Parks 1875-1920 Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past, Volume 1 www.lpl.org
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Oswego Canal, Mud Lock, Taverns
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Bought a Buick, $825, dad was selling Glider trailers, bought one from father, moved to trailer park in Utica, set up home, Allen born in June of 1942 (1:02) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Allen Burdick, Trailers, Utica N.Y.
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Longhouses - 80-150 ft long by 20-30ft wide - built in clearings - sapling frames covered with sheets of elm bark - groups of longhouses together formed villages - a fence was often constructed around them for protection - Jesuits traveled to villages of the five nations with the exception of the Mohawk - only Christians were allowed to go beyond the gate of Ste. Marie - after only a year, the distrust between the Iroquois and the French grew - some of the Iroquois didn't want to forsake their...
Topics: Ste. Marie de Gannentaha, Jesuits, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Liverpool N.Y.
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Liverpool beginnings; Depression; Fire escape on school, putting bread wrapper on fanny and sliding down fire escape to wax it. (1:13) www.lpl.org
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Schools
Dramatization of the October 1, 1940 visit by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Liverpool, N.Y. Mrs. Roosevelt is welcomed by Liverpool Mayor Michael Heid. Mrs. Roosevelt describes her arrival via sea plane piloted by Captain Fogg, touching down in Onondaga Lake. Part 1 of 6, from Liverpool Legends: Ghosts of Liverpool village's past  www.lpl.org
Topics: Eleanor Roosevelt, Michael Heid, Dramatizations, Liverpool N.Y., Onondaga Lake, Seaplanes, Yacht...
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Work became more demanding, 12 hour days, building Thompson submachine guns Shipped them to England, were expecting paratroopers invading from Germany, shoot them in the air (1:55) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Labor, Weapons
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 Rudy Benfey: Grew from 54 houses - retained its character - made it a nice place to live. Peg Bandy: So glad we bought a house out here - enjoyed time out here. Thomas Gaines: Fond memories.  (:53) www.lpl.org
Topics: Bayberry, Neighborhoods, Housing developments, Liverpool N.Y., Rudy Benfey, Peg Bandy, Thomas Gaines
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Rockaway Beach was built south of Maple Bay in 1895 by Civil War Veteran, Joseph Hecker - catered to sportsman - shooting, boating, bowling, dancing and picnicking - in the winter it was the home of the Syracuse Ice Boating Club (2:15) Across the Lake: A Visit to Onondaga Lake’s Amusement Parks 1875-1920 Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past, Volume 1 www.lpl.org
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Rockaway Beach, Joseph Hecker
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He doesn't know why he likes making baskets - he's a natural-born basket maker - its in his blood. The hardest part of making a basket is all of it - it doesn't matter - working on the braid on the basket rim. His boyhood nickname was "Flip" - he was a canal swimmer. His mother was a wonderful mother - she kept good track of him - he would jump off the bridge into the canal, but not off the high part of the bridge. (3:09) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Basket making, Canals
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Ken Hurst: Village was their playground. Watched sewers and water system put it, followed diggers. Watched trolley cars. Kids in gangs, Upper enders, Sand Lotters, Rubber Bullers? Parks: Horseshoe pits Martin's Pond - swimming hole Stevens Pond William's memories of Martin's Pond. Throwing apples at a bull. (3:55) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Trolleys, Gangs, Martin's Pond, Parks, Kenneth P. Hurst, William J....
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Bomb Shelter in Liverpool -  Ken Sargent grew interested in bomb shelters, thinking that his architectural firm would become experts and sell a lot of contracts for backyard bomb shelters - called Crandall and they worked out how he could build one in his backyard - idea never caught on - he used it to store liquor in the summer and lawn chairs in the winter - the grape arbor was the roof of the shelter.   (2:58)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., D. Kenneth Sargent, Bomb shelters
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Quote 13 Sleeping through Live Fire (2:08) Was on R&R and enjoyed news from home Was dead tired and slept Next morning fellow troops told him they had taken fire overnight and he slept through it www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Battles, Army
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Quote 27 Manning a POW Camp while waiting redeployment / Hiroshima / War Over (1:17) While waiting were assigned to German POW camp – guarding German prisoners in their own camp     When learned Truman dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, they knew the war was over     If war had been prolonged, they would have served in the Pacific after three years in Europe www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Germany, Japan
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Thoughts of Dropping out of School   Had a difficult time with English, afraid he would not graduate, many boys dropped out of school to help on the farm Went to father, suggested he dropped out of school, father said no (1:04) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Schools, Farms
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Buggy manufacturing was big, describes Moyer's holdings, farm and tenant houses, manufacturing plant (1:38) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Harvey A. Moyer, Farms, Factories
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Opening Montage - Onondaga Lake in the 1870s - Oswego Canal - Salt Boiling Blocks - 1887 Thomas Gale Solar Salt Works along what is now Old Liverpool Road - Fred Gaynor was first to see potential in the Western Shoreline of Onondaga Lake - he opened a picnic grove  at Lakeview Point and then added a hotel - larger resorts followed - in the Gay '90s, eight large resorts and a number of smaller ones were developed - Rockaway Beach, Maple Bay and White City - led to the title "The Coney...
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Oswego Canal, Salt industry, Old Liverpool...
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After WW1, resorts began to lose ground - automobiles enabled people to travel farther for their amusements, the lake was getting more and more polluted - by the end of 1920 Onondaga Lake was at the end of an age - Oswego Canal was abandoned in 1918 - salt industry gone by 1926 - the resorts were gone - the Great Depression in 1929 sparked renewal along the lake - Crandall Melvin, Sr. - Onondaga Lake Parkway - The Old French Fort, The Salt Museum, Griffin Field, Jesuit Well, Gale Salt Springs,...
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Crandall Melvin, Sr., Oswego Canal, Onondaga...
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Willow shops were not insulated and very cold - use of burlap to stay warm - different types of basket bottoms - basket frames - coal used to keep the shop warm - scuttles were given away by coal companies at church fairs and the like (2:24) Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past, Volume 1 www.lpl.org
Topics: Basket making, Willow industry, Willow weaving, Liverpool Willow Museum, Liverpool N.Y.
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Willow Industry Industry surrounding willow ware           distribution, growing willow, willow shops (1:37) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Willow, Willow industry, Willow weaving
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Rudy Benfey: You got to know your neighbors and their cars. Sally Drago: No working mothers, families had just one car. Nancy Danzer: Became very good friends with Sherwood family. Wonderful friendships. It’s what she loves about Bayberry. Phil Curry: Surrounded by General Electric and Carrier people; he was an outsider but accepted and enjoyed for 49 years.   (2:10) www.lpl.org
Topics: Bayberry, Neighborhoods, Housing developments, Liverpool N.Y., Rudy Benfey, Sally Drago, Nancy...
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Maple Bay was established in 1890 - on large curve of the lake, west of the lake's outlet and South of Long Branch Park - Willis Barnum built a hotel and rides on the site - 1896 - Philadelphia investors enlarged Maple Bay and named it "Lakeside Park" - 1905 it boasted that it was the king of the resorts - fights between rival gangs and a growing reputation as a rough place kept families and business away and it failed   (2:46) Across the Lake: A Visit to Onondaga Lake’s Amusement...
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Maple Bay, Lakeside Park, Willis Barnum,...
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Quote 15 In Germany, German Artifacts (4:15) Field Kit Parachute knife German cross War Service Cross Specialty badge Other medals Canteen with felt covering www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Army, Medals
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William J. Hurst Ken Hurst Wilhma Hurst Loucks Frederick George Martin Mildred Elisabeth Snyder Howard H. Hurst (8:11) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., William J. Hurst, Kenneth P. Hurst, Wilhma Hurst Loucks, Frederick...
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Quote 22 Invasion of Germany (1:19) When reached German border the Germans took up defensive stand in cities The cities were rubble Very rapid advance, morale high because they knew the war was almost over Artillery had hard time keeping up with infantry www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Army, Germany
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Converted to Jesus Christ, affected all of his decisions (:39) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Religion
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Returning to East Syracuse in a Blizzard   Late fall, load up the tents to return to Syracuse Caught in a big snowstorm, that as far as Theresa, family took them in for the night Next morning they continued to East Syracuse There was no work, Grandma and Grandpa Watson took them in, the winter of 1931, kids slept in the living room Grandpa had a good job as a railroad conductor, but caring for eight people was a challenge. (2:42) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Depressions, Winter
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1943 lost his job at Savage Arms, came back to Syracuse, went to work for Carrier Corporation, Caught hand in a milling machine Was called up for the draft, no more deferments, rejected because of hand injury (2:02) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Labor, Factories
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Baseball field down on Old Liverpool Road where Drive-in used to be    (:29) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Baseball, Old Liverpool Road, William J. Hurst
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Pleasant Beach - second successful resort to open, and one of the last to close - the largest resort on the lake - started as a picnic area in 1874 as Cowen's Grove - best swimming on the lake - trolley line in 1899 - the exotic dancer "Little Egypt" made her only CNY appearance there - hot air balloon rides, parachute jumps, high divers, military reenactments - The Lackawanna Hotel - the third and final hotel closed in 1954, making Pleasant Beach the last of the resorts to close...
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Pleasant Beach, Hotels
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Street car would stop on the corner - they would make a dummy out of old clothes and leaves and put it on the tracks - the car would stop and while the driver was clearing the track,they would put leaves under the wheels of the street car and prevent it from getting started again (:51) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Street railroads, Trolleys
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Tried to get his hours reduced, could make more after-hours selling cars, quit job Got another job working 8 hours a day but didn't stay with that very long Made his wife nervous every time they have a baby he'd quit his job Mood of the country was better, we were winning the war, he quit his job altogether Sold cars (3:21) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Labor, Automobiles
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Thomas Gaines: After his father died, there was a widow rate for pool. Pool was the babysitter. Phil Curry: Swim team competition - son dove in and caught toe in drain. Pool parties, with Hully Gully dance that included falling in pool. Describes pool area.   Agnes Benfey: Pool was fantastic - describes a day at the pool. Rudy Benfey: Pool parties, lessons, before backyard pools. Dick Bandy: Pool was big thing - families spent all day  (2:29) www.lpl.org
Topics: Bayberry, Neighborhoods, Housing developments, Liverpool N.Y., Thomas Gaines, Phil Curry, Agnes...
John La Casse portrays Liverpool's first willow basket maker, John Fischer, in this dramatization from the 2016 Ghostwalk. Fischer tells us about his experiences as a German immigrant starting a new industry in Liverpool in the 1800s. Part 4 of 6, from Liverpool Legends: Ghosts of Liverpool village's past www.lpl.org
Topics: John Fischer, Basket making, Willow industry, Baskets, Weavers, Dramatizations, Liverpool N.Y.,...
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Most of the ice boats were across the lake - they were big and odd shaped - only casualties from ice boating was in Little Bay - a collision - almost everyone was drinking in those days - had an ice boat builder in Liverpool - Johnnie Rogers - on First Street -he went down the Hyde Park and saw the Roosevelt's ice boat, "The Icicle" - they had money - a man to take care of the ice boat - Hudson River used to freeze and they would race their boats - the long runners made it difficult...
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Ice boats, Onondaga Lake, Roosevelts
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   Can understand why many servicemen would never buy a Japanese car (1:00) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Automobiles
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Workers worked long hours in a hot and humid environment - blocks ran continuously from April - December - ever present risk of burns, pneumonia, fires and explosions - a boiling block could produce 100 bushels or 5,600 lbs of salt in six to eight hours - not unusual for women and children to work alongside the men in the blocks   (1:16) Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past, Volume 1 www.lpl.org
Topics: Salt industry, Liverpool N.Y., Boiling blocks, Labor
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Layout of Gleason Mansion when it was the Village hall:  Liverpool Library and Village offices on the first floor with the police department in the back, police court where Chamber of Commerce is located and the Legion on the upper floor.   (:56)
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y., City & town life, Gleason Mansion
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Her two granddaughters - Michelle and Melony    (:20)
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y.
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Kathy Melvin is the only one in Liverpool that owns a pond - near Hiawatha Trail - Milo Folley wanted to develop Sunrise Harbor where homeowners could have docks right in front of their homes. He dredged the harbor and then went to the County for permission to cut a channel through for lake access. They refused to grant him the rights, so the Harbor, which is really a pond, was never developed.  Crandall and Kathy Melvin bought the land.   (2:50)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Kathleen Melvin, Milo Foley
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1929, finishing fifth grade, the great depression hit, Father lost his home, started traveling, left Liverpool, looking for work (1:17) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Labor, Depressions
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Liverpool Saloons - bottles  (:25) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Saloons
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One guy in town had a car - would drive it up Tulip street - in the winter, they would grab onto  the car and stop him - he couldn't get up the hill - they helped him too -    (:27) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Automobiles, Winter
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Willow Work   Earning money to buy a radio - Presbyterian minister taught radio class (3:04) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Willow industry, Frederick George Martin Hurst
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The Trailer Park Business   Man comes to gas station wanting to find a trailer park, so they started a trailer park and it bailed them out, others came (1:47) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Trailers
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1860 Collapsible Drinking Cup  (:34) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Drinking vessels
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Howard Hurd was an inventor in Liverpool - got a St. Lawrence boat called "The Betsy" - was big 10 inch mast (hollow) - he was out sailing one day with Ken's brother BoJo and the boat went through the ice - Howard lost his toolbox -   (:50) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Ice boats, Onondaga Lake
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Ice boating started in Holland - laid out canals according to the wind - during the winter they couldn't do anything until someone came up with the idea of putting runners on the boats - then as ice boats evolved, they became simpler - Johnnie Rogers, a boat designer from Liverpool stole the ideas - Ken got his boat, "The Princess" in Homer - the plans are down in the Museum - lines are very similar to "The Icicle" - Wiegand's boat was a Johnnie Rogers design -  (1:27)...
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Ice boats, Canals, John Rogers
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The truant officer never bothered them - he provided ink for the school and they caught him picking dogwood berries - diluting the ink - he left them alone so they wouldn't reveal his secret -  (:46) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Schools
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Description of Restaurant - first floor store, bar and dining room - second floor living quarters and meeting room - third floor banquet hall - dances held there and sleigh ride parties (1:36) www.lpl.org
Topics: Helen Heid Platner, Liverpool N.Y., Heid's, Restaurants, Stores & shops
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Youngest  - siblings - mother Laura Dow, father, James Lewis Wentworth, born on a canal boat grandfather  helped dig the Erie Canal and was probably the first freight canal boat, the "Erie Chief"  (1:05) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Laura Dow, James Lewis Wentworth, Canals, Boats
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He built a boat years later and had it out on Oneida Lake - when the county bought the Lake, they wouldn't let people sail on it anymore - he was by himself down on South Bay near Terry's Restaurant - there were two kids racing their hot rods on the ice - he passed them and went down a ways and pulled in to shore to warm up - the kids came in and asked him how fast he was going - he didn't know - they said they were going 75 miles an hour and he just blew right by them. (1:16) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Ice boats, Oneida Lake
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Fifth grade, moved up to "big" school -   (:11)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Schools
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First experience with vandalism - at the high school they were called to the auditorium - told the second floor boys bathroom was closed - two sink stoppers were missing - no one would be permitted to go to the bathroom until they were returned - they were returned.  (1:17) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Schools
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He went away to school after high school - was happy to get away from the farm - Culver  Military Academy in Indiana - they had horses - loved to ride - had nice riding trail in Onondaga Lake Park - could ride from farm all the way to the Parkway without using any roads - had a stable behind the Cobblestone.   (1:36)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Schools, Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Horses,...
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Fathers Inventions   Father invented a way to burn a hole to engine oil to heat gas station He also put a second transmission in his truck, two gearshifts, watts of power (:59) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Grant Burdick, Gas stations
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Kindergarten, went down to old fire barn at the corner of Tulip and Brow, Classmates David Schamu, father was a dentist. Suzanne Lacy, lived in Gleason Home, there was a masonry fence around that house in those days Johnny Correll, came from Germany, couldn’t speak English, owned a corner of Moyers Corner, sold it off for a shopping center Robert Ellis, told him there wasn’t any Santa Robert O’Malley, liked to pick on him Was the girl from the Ward baking company family, she lived in what...
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Schools, Outhouses, Fire engines, David Schamu, Suzanne Lacy, Johnny...
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Robert Albro  Quote 1 Early Life (1:58) One Room School Skipped 8th Grade because of one room exposing him to review old material and exposure to higher grades Moved to Liverpool - much closer to school http://www.lpl.org
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Took savings and started buying and selling cars, made $50.00 on a car sale, mother thought it was highway robbery (:53) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Automobiles
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Saving Money   He and his wife saved a lot of money, living on $25.00 a week, putting the rest away, later he would use that savings to start his car business (1:19) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Automobiles
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Crandall served with Mayor Tillitson and then James Moore before leaving his position - problems seemed to cycle over the course of the years with no real solutions and he found himself growing short-tempered, having to explain things over and over again, so he decided it was time to move on - at Board meetings  someone would bring an antique magazine with her and he would end up reading it during the meeting.   (1:49)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., City & town life, Floyd W. Tillotson, James L. Moore
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Martin Hetnar made the first bassinette and showed him how to make them - he made the most beautiful chairs.  When the kids were out of school, their taught them how to make fancyware. His grandson helps, but not making baskets. (4:15) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Weavers, Willow industry, Martin Hetnar
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He is making an egg basket Sometimes he would work a couple of hours before going to school - and after school, but never on Sunday. He would make basket bottoms - when he made what they needed, the rest of the day was his - his father and brother finished the baskets and Wyker's handled the baskets. Started when he was seven years old - learning how to make bottoms and baskets. He is the last basket-maker alive (2:14) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Basket making, Willow industry
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When making the basket, he doesn't even know what he's doing - just does it. Had a normal life as a kid - would slide down hills and play ball for fun.  In school there were forty to sixty students in each grade - one teacher per grade - he was an honor student for eight grades straight. Describes the rim of the bottom of the basket - If you got a licking with a willow, you didn't want another one. (5:02) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Baskets, Weavers, Schools
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Veterans of Civil War in Liverpool   Charlie Edwards and a Mr. Black (:47) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Civil War veterans, Howard H. Hurst
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Charlie Cole - up on First Street - used to build canal boats - his son, young Charlie built an ice boat - smaller and cheaper - had a race - up to Hiawatha Point and then to Pleasant Beach - Christmas trees as markers - all the boats lost wind and had to be pushed around the course - Charlie's boat was so small and light he had no trouble and won the race.   (1:15) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Canals, Boats, Ice boats, Onondaga Lake, Charles Cole
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Fires   Heid's Store burning Steven's offices burn Liverpool Fire Dept couldn't handle it, Wolfe Street responded with horse-drawn fire apparatus. (0:59) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Fires, Firemen, Heid's, Howard H. Hurst, Frederick George Martin Hurst
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The willow came from Lyons, NY and the salt workers made baskets in the winter when there wasn't any work - took willows to their homes and stripped them. After stripping, they had ladder-racks and had to dry them - they had places by their homes to dry the willow. Oliver Day carted the willow. (2:32) www.lpl.org
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He doesn't know how it does it so well - when he was small, he doesn't recall singing or story-telling in the willow shop to pass time- they kept pretty busy - his father was a good looking man. He sang "In the Garden" in a show once - sings the song.   (3:29) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Singing, Willow industry
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French settlers traded goods for beaver skins - very valuable commodity in Europe - many battles over trapping grounds and trading rights -  religion was also an important part of life in France - the Jesuits were eager to come to New France and convert the Native Americans to the Catholic faith - in France, the divine right of kings, strict class system - rigid class structure - women had no political power - Native Americans lived very differently - complex political system of Chiefdoms,...
Topics: Ste. Marie de Gannentaha, Jesuits, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Liverpool N.Y., Religion
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Garage was too small to support three families, asked father if he could take the used cars and move them up the road, it was no problem Bought two lots on route 11, built a small building, Father repaid the $1000 he had loaned him, both businesses were doing well (1:59)
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y., Automobiles
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Quote 25 Final Assault on Hitler's Retreat (1:19) Germans tried to burn the retreat, but made of concrete     Furniture smashed and burned, equipment destroyed     Found a telephone in an alcove     Telephone donated to Onondaga Historical Association www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Army, Hitler, Germany
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Swimming in Onondaga Lake (1:56) www.lpl.org
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Quote 16 After Salerno / Mule Skinners in Italy (1:50) Germans Retreated Went up into the mountains of Italy Couldn’t use artillery, loaded 75’s on mules Called back cavalry men, mule skinners to tend the mules Needs of horses and mules always came first www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Italy, Mules