Some questions about the now of Rochester, and the then of Rochester, that's what you'll find in my latest quiz, "How Well Do You Know Rochester?" I had fun putting together this quiz because I learned a bunch of stuff I didn't know.

  • The Average Age in Rochester is 35.
  • In 1926 the KKK was part of the July 4th parade! See a pic here.
  • Rochester used to have an asylum for alcoholics! Click HERE to see it.
  • There are two caves on the Plummer House property.
  • Oakwood Cemetary has had more than 19,000 burials!
  • Nuns used to hold all the nursing positions at St Mary's, but it was considered practically babysitting. The Sisters that ran the hospital changed that.
  • In 1944, Vern Manning bought was is now Avalon Music and renamed it the Avalon Hotel, the only hotel in Rochester that welcomed minorities.
  • George Gibbs Elementary is named after, "the first African American to set foot on the continent of Antarctica...as a member of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's third Antarctic expedition." But he did so much more, read about his amazing life before and after he arrived in Rochester here.

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