100 Years Ago Today

A History Of Events And Happenings From Exactly One Hundred Years Ago

Postmarked August 5, 1912

Canandaigua was a principal village of the Native American Senecas. The name means “chosen spot”. It attracted European settlers who lived peaceably with the Seneca, the town high school establishe

d in 1791. In 1794 the Treaty of Canandaigua was signed between the Grand Council of the Six Nations and President George Washington to establish peace and friendship between the US and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Canandaigua became the county seat for Ontario County.

When local resident W L Foster passed away in 1911 the Young Woman’s Christian Association rented the property from his family and started using this area on the west side of Canandaigua Lake calling it Camp Onanda.

Miss Ida Kunz
382 Grande Ave
Rochester, N.Y.

Dear Ida,

I suppose you are mad at me that’s why you don’t answer my letters and cards. I am spending two weeks down here again this summer. Hope you are all better and able to go out. If you write address it to Camp Onanda, Canandaigua, NY

Canandaigua Lake, Canandaigua N.Y.

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