Memories of the North Shore

Many thanks to Kathy Darrow and all who contributed to the Memories of the North Shore publication. The following preface is taken from the publication: I wish to thank all of you good sports who took the time to record your Memories of the North Shore. My hope for this project was to preserve history, […]


Where is the boy?

You would be hard pressed to frequent any restaurant or residence in America that doesn’t have some sort of coffee on the menu or in the cupboard.  Regarding coffee manufacturers, Chase and Sanborn has been one of the largest players in U.S. history.  Throughout the late 1880s and early 1900s, they released a series promotional […]


James and Ethel

James and Ethel by Keith Schmidt In 1910, 16 year old James Irish was an errand boy for a drug store on Dominic Street in Rome, New York, where he had lived since arriving from England with his family in 1904. In 1912 his mother, Bridget Ryan Irish died in Rome and in 1920 he […]


Memories of the North Shore Project Update

This is just a reminder about the Memories of the North Shore Project that I e-mailed out in January. As you all know one of the main purposes of Historical Society’s is to preserve local area history.  This project is a fun and interesting way of accomplishing that goal.   If you are planning on  participating, hopefully […]