Ground Zero

By Lauren Schultz This memorial is one that people see every day driving through Brockport. Its a tribute not only to the 343 firefighters who died on September 11th, 2001, but also to all the workers in the Twin Towers, the passengers on the flights, and the NYC Department of Sanitation workers who cleaned over… Continue reading Ground Zero

Soldier’s Memorial Tower

By Kaleigh Lauck The Soldier’s Memorial Tower was established in 1894 in the town of Sweden, just off Owens Road. It is a fifty-foot tower made of sandstone. This tower was constructed by the Brockport Rural Cemetery Association. The purpose of this tower was to honor the veterans of the Civil War. It is known… Continue reading Soldier’s Memorial Tower

Mary Jane Holmes: A Brockport Bright

By Emma Cafarella Mary Jane Holmes, born in Brookfield, Massachusetts in 1825, is the second highest selling female author of the nineteenth-century United States, trailing only Harriet Beecher Stowe with a sold total of more than two million books. She wrote a total of 39 novels in addition to several novellas and short stories, publishing… Continue reading Mary Jane Holmes: A Brockport Bright