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 frogs, toads and turtles every season in the swamps and creeks in the upstate New York towns of Gates and Chili in the 1890’s and the early twentieth century. He quickly became the city of Rochester’s premier supplier of frog legs, a popular delicacy in all the best hotels and restaurants in his day.

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John M. Robortella


The Gates Historical Society

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36 pages

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