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    Pencils

    Get your very own pencil(s) embossed with the “Gates Historical Society” on the side!  3 for $0.25

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    Shelf Sitter

    Decorate your home with a charming house shelf sitter!

  • Thumbnail for the post titled: Gates Historical Society Mug

    Gates Historical Society Mug

    Get your very own mug with the Gates Historical Society’s logo on it! 

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    Writing Home: Civil War Letters from the Hinchey Family Archives

    “Writing Home: Civil War Letters from the Hinchey Family Archive” includes more than 60 letters written from 1861 to 1865 by soldiers J. Ansel Booth, George F. Happ, and several […]

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    The Settlement of Western New York State

    Western New York is the westernmost region of the state of New York. It includes the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls, the surrounding suburbs, as well as the outlying […]

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    From the Wilderness: Town of Gates Sesquicentennial, 1813-1963

    This book presents the story of People, Places and Landmarks- all part of the history of the Town of Gates- and is dedicated to all those who, down through the […]

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    Rochester: A Panoramic History

    The dramatic events that led to the creation of Rochester by its pioneers is captured and brought to life in this book. The authors, the present and former Rochester City […]

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    Gates Revisited: Timeless Images from Family Albums

    When late the spirits flow, The memories of small town life grows, On winds that whistle through the dells, We hear the ringing of neighborhood bells, Alas when memories come […]

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    Biography of Rattlesnake Pete

    Rattlesnake Pete (1858-1932) was born Peter Gruber, and a case can be made for describing him as either a sophisticated con man or charming eccentric. Regardless of which label is […]

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    Frogleg George

    Communities have always had their characters and one of them certainly was John Preissecker. He was a peddler, a popcorn salesman, and a man who caught hundreds of dozens of […]

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    Gates (Images of America)

    When most people think of American history, they picture the way events and changing social values affected the country on a national level. However, while more general study of our […]

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