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Rochester Local Customs: 24 reviews and 40 photos

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  • George Eastman (KODAK) - Rochester
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Their city was the home for some famous people:
Amelia Bloomer (1840's) for whom the garment of that name is named
Buffalo Bill Cody (Wild Bill) called Rochester home in the 1870's
George Eastman, the father of Kodak film and cameras
Clara Barton, founder of Red Cross Nursing
Theda Bara, famous actress of the early 20th century lived in Rochester at the time of her death
Mitch Miller, band leader of the 50's and 60's
Cab Calloway, world famous jazz singer
Bud Abbott (of Abbott and Costello) was a theater manager in Rochester in the 1920's and he was friends with Mickey Rooney of film fame who lived in Rochester at the time
Kirk Douglas worked in a 1930's Rochester steel mill
Jay Silverheels (the Lone Ranger's Tonto) went to school in Rochester
Ingrid Bergman, beautiful film actress lived in Rochester in the 30's
Wendy Williams, wild singer is a Rochester native
Cal Ripken Jr. played for the Rochester Red Wings
Robert Forster and Phil Hoffman, Emmy winners, are Rochester area natives.

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  • Updated Feb 7, 2007
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