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Liverpool Public Library Local History

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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Tony Drago: SuperDuper, movie house, restaurants and bars. Sally Drago: Cole's Supermarket; also a store with monkey in it. You only bought items in a can or jar.  Thomas Gaines: Bayberry Theater - Planet of the Apes marathon Louise Benfey: Walked to movies, very affordable. Turned theater into church one summer before Christ the King was built. Thomas Gaines: Big moment - Bayberry got a Post Office and the 13090 zip code; on the map now. Phil Curry: Crosby SuperDuper - fire story Peg Bandy:...
Topics: Bayberry, Neighborhoods, Housing developments, Liverpool N.Y., Tony Drago, Sally Drago, Thomas...
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1860 Collapsible Drinking Cup  (:34) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Drinking vessels
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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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North Syracuse   Got a job weeding carrots, 10¢ an hour (:49) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Farms
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17th Century Europe a time of war and change - fighting over borders and beliefs, great advances in the sciences and the arts -  Shakespeare, Galileo, Rembrandt, Cervantes - Jacques Cartier was one of the first French explorers to reach North America - 1535 discovered mouth of St. Lawrence while seeking a passage to China - Samuel Champlain was another French explorer - continued exploration of St. Lawrence River - 1608 he established Quebec as a fur-trading colony - the first settlement in...
Topics: Ste. Marie de Gannentaha, Jesuits, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Liverpool N.Y., New France, Jacques...
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The French plan an escape - they secretly build boats and invited the Onondagas for a feast - two days of eating, singing and games - then they loaded the boats and left.  Mission abandoned in 20 months - the French never came back to Central New York - the Iroquois allied themselves with the British eventually, fighting side by side with them against the French in the 1700s - Closing credits   (2:43) Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past, Volume 1 www.lpl.org
Topics: Ste. Marie de Gannentaha, Jesuits, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Liverpool N.Y.
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After the willows were stripped, they were put in sorting barrels - different sizes for different baskets/purposes - willow separator - this was done by willow-maker, since he knew what he needed for the next day's work - willows had to be kept wet at all times so they would bend but not break - use of burlap bags (1:51) 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., Willow
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Willow Splitters - various types used by differing basket-makers - hammers - tapping down the willow to tighten the weave - the spacing varies from basket to basket - shears were used to cut the butts of the willows - willows used in basket-making were not trees - they were willow bushes - they were cut right to the ground - (3:14) 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., Willow,...
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Married in 1947   Bought house in Liverpool in 1949 (:28) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., City & town life
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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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Glasses   (1:37) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Glasses
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Liverpool Cigars  (1:10) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Cigars
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Came to Syracuse in April of 1945 - first saw Liverpool in winter - had been a terrible winter with deep snow - loved the village - met her husband, Ollie Masters  (3:00)
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y., Winter, Oliver J. Masters
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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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1928 started in the Zogg school Remember seeing Ted Yeager digging basement for school School located where the village ballpark used to be; was the first year the school was open, the fifth grade was the lowest grade Teacher was Miss Baker, had trouble with him Separate entrances for boys and for girls (1:49) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Ted Yeager, Schools
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Grew up in Liverpool - being with his father on the Parkway - knows every bit of the development of Onondaga Lake Parkway   (:30)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Onondaga Lake Parkway
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Uncle was mayor of Liverpool, father sponsored little league baseball   (:58) www.lpl.org
Topics: Helen Heid Platner, Liverpool N.Y., Baseball
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Historical Mysteries       Mold with ear of corn on bottom from Gale house (1:22) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Thomas K. Gale
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Sampson Jaqueth owned one of the large boiling blocks near the Oswego Canal - after his death in 1874, the block burned, leaving only the chimney standing - 1933 - Onondaga County Work Relief Program decided to build a museum dedicated to the salt  industry, using the Jaqueth chimney as a starting point - closing recap and credits       (2:06)    Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past, Volume 1 www.lpl.org
Topics: Salt industry, Liverpool N.Y., Sampson Jaqueth, Jaqueth chimney, Salt Museum
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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...
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Gertrude, Frieda, and Karl Bishop Lived in small home, the barn was attached to the house, had livestock The egg money was mother’s Karl went to college, in those days daughters were unclaimed jewels (1:50) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Farms, Gertrude Bishop, Frieda Bishop, Karl Bishop
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Grandmother Jesse was a music teacher;  went from home to home teaching lessons, Used the money to buy china, he still has it (:42) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Jesse Burdick
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Grandfather had two boats of coal out on Cayuga Lake near Crowbar Point and they sunk -divers found them, plates still on the tables - are still there to this day  (:35) www.lpl.org
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Canals, Boats, Cayuga Lake
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Life, after Liverpool: Milk on the back porch, skim for butter, cottage cheese As a third grader, he went into business selling cottage cheese The depression had a great effect on him, selling candy as a kid Mother would make fudge for him to sell, in the sixth grade they were buying hundreds of pounds of sugar for his fudge business, so he became a businessman early (3:35) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Farms, Candy, Depressions
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Windows leaked, grandmother would find snow on her blankets in the morning (:29) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Tully N.Y., Winter
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Quote 23 Brave Men Laying Communication Wires (2:01) Three artillery batteries – used wired telephones for comm. Because the vacuum tubes in the radios could not stand up to the vibration of the guns Men would string wire between the batteries and the fire control center     Two men with a spool - risking possible landmines, snipers, live fire     If a wire failed, had to go back out and check it     They were heroes www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Germany, Army, Army Signal Corps
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Certificate showing Gleason Mansion on National Register of Historic Sites  (1:02) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Gleason Mansion
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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
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Willow industry, Lyons N.Y., Oliver Day, Salt...
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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Her two granddaughters - Michelle and Melony    (:20)
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y.
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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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Swimming in Onondaga Lake (1:56) www.lpl.org
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Liverpool Saloons - bottles  (:25) www.lpl.org
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Ollie Masters elected mayor in 1967 - 1977 - it was part time and he had no office - Ione acted as his personal secretary - relaying complaints, handling correspondence   (1:28)
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y., City & town life, Oliver J. Masters
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Depression - sold two hot dogs in a row for ten cents with a pickle. One of the first fast-food stands in Central New York  (:32) www.lpl.org
Topics: Helen Heid Platner, Liverpool N.Y., Hot dogs
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Quote 18 Casualties (:42) A lot of soldiers had close calls; it was just fate. First casualty when landed at Sicily 3 men standing together, a shell landed, killing the one in the middle, leaving the other two unharmed. A matter of your name "coming up" www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Army, Sicily, Battles
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A broker convinced a guy from New York that he would sell his boat if he would let him bring it up to Central New York - he had no intention of selling the boat - often had two or three of them - one was an 85 foot boat called "The Corinthia" - he hired Ken to work on the boat - Collins Paint Co hired the boat every other week to go to Taughannock Falls for a steak bake - they hired extra help - on boy as a deck hand - he didn't know anything, but ended up being the Captain of a Tug...
Topics: Ken Wentworth, Liverpool N.Y., Boats, World War II
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Wilhma: Movie House on First Street   Had to take her mother with her (:42) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Movie theaters, Wilhma Hurst Loucks
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Why businesses are on First Street - due to canal   (1:35) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Canals, Howard H. Hurst, Frederick George Martin Hurst
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Recruited to be Historian by Ione Masters in 1974 Gleason Mansion Layout Office of Historian state-mandated Predecessors - CS Group?, Joyce Allen Growth of Historian's Office (2:13) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., City & town life, Gleason Mansion, Ione Masters, Joyce Allen
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His father was a hero - credited with turning Liverpool around -  but many deserved credit - Joe Griffin was Chair of the Onondaga County Planning Commission -     (:37)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Joseph A. Griffin, Crandall Melvin, Sr.