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The best investment of buggy whip money

Henry Strong took a room at a boarding house after his home burned down. Already well to do from his buggy whip factory, he nonetheless took an interest an idea posed by the son of his landlady. Strong’s 19th century venture capitalism helped get a little business called Eastman Kodak off the ground.

 

Rochester’s Royalty

The family was among the first Europeans in the Genesee Valley. It has since generated two generals, a senator, a congressman, and an ambassador. All of that is still evident in the two very different estates that bracket Geneseo, two magnificent mansions still owned by the Wadsworths.

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