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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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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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Describes "knock down" - it was a hundred years old when he got it - has to be heavy - if he stops working on the basket, it will dry up. Mother kept a garden and stripped willows - never worked outside the home - never made any baskets. Did her marketing at Heid's. (3:52) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Willow industry, Stores & shops, Heid's,...
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Galeville area, between the road and the lake, describes salt vats and process Harvey Moyer III, the large Penfield building toward Syracuse with penthouse on the roof Not a house at all, but a lookout for bad weather to alert salt harvesters (3:01) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Salt industry, Galeville N.Y., Harvey A. Moyer
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May 17, 1656 - about 50 Frenchmen with a few Huron converts and Iroquois guides - left Quebec and journeyed up the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario and then down into Central New York from what is now Oswego - July 11, 1656, they arrived on the shores of what is now Onondaga Lake - they set to building the mission, using the tools they brought with them - stone and wood from the surrounding area - making use of some of the building techniques they had observed - the mission had four buildings and a...
Topics: Ste. Marie de Gannentaha, Jesuits, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Liverpool N.Y., Onondaga Lake
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Was a man who was crippled - Martin Hetnar taught him how to make chairs - beautiful. Martin Hetnar was one of the kindest men who ever lived. Talks about the basket he is making - describes soaking the willow in lukewarm water for 24 hours. (4:32) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Weavers, Willow industry, Martin Hetnar
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Majored in Journalism, got a Master's degree at Iowa State University - had to fight for it because the University did not offer a straight Master's in Journalism, so she had to enroll in clothing and textiles - managed to focus her work around journalism, worked for Journalism Department - got into radio journalism and did news reports - eventually worked for the University in Public Relations. Director left position because of the war and she ran the department, but without the title or...
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y., Universities & colleges, Journalism
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Mildred Schneider - her mother was a Hurst   Left school in sixth grade - worked in Woolworth, sister worked in Kreske's Worked lunch counter - Took trolley - $10 a week for 17 years Wilhma would go to swimming hole with boys Another swimming hole where Liverpool Golf Course is now (3:02) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Trolleys, Swimming, Stores & shops, Mildred Yager Schneider,...
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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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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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Added onto building, got first new car franchise, did well, Kaiser Fraser cars (2:22) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, World War II, Liverpool N.Y.
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The willows that form the basket sides are the stanners and then there are the foot willows that form the bottom. He could make a dozen baskets a day, but not in an eight hour day - takes pride in his work. (5:04) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Willow industry, Baskets
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The Iron Pier - steamboats to the resorts - round trip 25 cents - charter boats from the packet dock in Clinton Square - they would go up the Oswego Canal to Mud Lock and then out into the Lake - stopping at any one of the resort piers - in 1898 trolleys made it even easier to get to the resorts, with a lakeshore trolley route covering all of the resorts (1:41) Across the Lake: A Visit to Onondaga Lake’s Amusement Parks 1875-1920 Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring Liverpool’s Past,...
Topics: Amusement parks, Parks, Onondaga Lake, Liverpool N.Y., Oswego Canal, Boats, Iron Pier, Trolleys
Mid 1600s - five of the nations formed a confederation - the Mohawk, the Oneida, the Seneca, the Cayuga and the Onondaga came together on the shores of Onondaga Lake - they called themselves Haudenosaunee, or "People of the Long House" - the French called them Iroquois, from an Algonquin word meaning "Snake Eaters" - still very democratic - equal representation at Council meetings - following the great law of peace -   (1:13) Part of the compilation DVD: Exploring...
Topics: Ste. Marie de Gannentaha, Jesuits, Haudenosaunee, Iroquois, Liverpool N.Y., Iroquois Confederacy,...
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Her two granddaughters - Michelle and Melony    (:20)
Topics: Ione Masters, Liverpool N.Y.
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Fifth grade, moved up to "big" school -   (:11)
Topics: Crandall Melvin Jr., Liverpool N.Y., Schools
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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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1860 Collapsible Drinking Cup  (:34) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Drinking vessels
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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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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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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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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
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., Schools
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Liverpool Saloons - bottles  (:25) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Saloons
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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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 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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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
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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Her husband graduated from Syracuse Univ. and University of Pennsylvania dental school - Robert E. Platner II - father was physician in Liverpool, Dr. Roy Platner - lived on Third Street - went back to school and became an anesthesiologist at Crouse Hospital - her husband opened his dental practice in Syracuse - they were looking at a house in Liverpool - The Kingsleys liked their house, so they exchanged houses - Robert moved his practice to Liverpool and retired in 1980.   (2:39) www.lpl.org
Topics: Helen Heid Platner, Liverpool N.Y., Robert E. Platner II, Dr. Roy Platner
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Would burn the strippings in the spring - the smell wasn't too bad - went quickly - willow grows the best in muck-land - the Metcalf farm, about a half mile out of Liverpool on Oswego Street grew willow - looked beautiful when they were growing - would grow six or seven feet high - they cut them in the fall - one plant could yield up to a hundred willows - the willow makers would have them shipped to their homes and when it came time to steam them, Wyker's would send a man with a wagon - two...
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Willow industry
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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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Groceries delivered by vendors who traveled the neighborhoods - put a card in the window indicating what they wanted:  G for groceries, I for Ice, M for Milk - Williams Frank was a grocery store on Tulip Street - where the Dollar Store is now - his father would go to the willow shop at 8 or 9 in the morning - his uncles would come a little later - his brother made bottoms and if his father had more than he needed, he would take them over the Tulip Street to J.P. Rizler who would buy them for 5...
Topics: Basket making, Willow industry, Willow weaving, Liverpool Willow Museum, Liverpool N.Y., Stores...
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Indian Relics  (2:07) www.lpl.org
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Glasses   (1:37) www.lpl.org
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Selling Used Cars   Applied to be a used car salesman at Salina Chevrolet, started in same showroom as Sam Dell, for $25.00 a week Cost of cars then and in todays money (3:33) www.lpl.org
Topics: Glenn Burdick, Liverpool N.Y., Automobiles
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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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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
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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)
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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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Quote 8 Medals (1:44) Demonstration of medal display Presidential Citation Bronze Sta NYS Service Medal Initial Landing Medals Good Conduct Ribbon Victory Medal www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Medals
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Quote 28 Post-Military Life (:49)  Accounting degree from SU     Seven years as public accountant out of a firm in NYC     Returned to Syracuse and worked as an auditor at Carrier Corp, then in Corp Accounting www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., Syracuse N.Y., Accounting
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Quote 14 R&R on North Coast of Sicily, Salerno Beach, and Water Buffalo (3:15) After Invasion of Sicily took R&R on North coast Called to return to Salerno He was in radio truck , on a long narrow, one lane causeway Heard sounds like a mass of troops headed their way - it w as Water Buffalo www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., World War II, Army, Sicily, Italy
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Howard, also Hall of Fame Athlete Baseball Played two years with Fred (1:45) www.lpl.org
Topics: Hurst Family, Liverpool N.Y., Baseball, Frederick George Martin Hurst, Howard H. Hurst
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Liverpool Cigars  (1:10) www.lpl.org
Topics: Betty Gurnett, Liverpool N.Y., Cigars
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Quote 4 Basic Training/Signal Corps School (1:36) Learned Morse Code, but didn’t use it much Voice much easier, more expressive Assigned to 9th Field Artillery Battalion Further training in Virginia www.lpl.org
Topics: Robert Albro, Liverpool N.Y., Army, Army Signal Corps, World War II
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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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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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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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He went to Cooperstown and there was a man and woman from England. The man said the pin Frank was using was made in London - if ever he went to London he could get one for him - the woman was working in Cooperstown, went to London and the man got her a pin to bring back to him. Balancing the basket - weaving the handle. ( 4:20) www.lpl.org
Topics: Joseph F. "Frank" Selinski, Liverpool N.Y., Basket making, Cooperstown