Hazel Wahl

Photo of Hazel Wahl courtesy of Sandi Hamilton. Sandi Hamilton and Jim Hopkins  conducted the interview on September 24, 2018.


In this 63 minute interview, this delightful 93 year young lady tells of her life growing up just North of the Village of Sodus on Pulver Road/Mud Lane and discusses the following things:

  • What it was like going to the 1 room district #14 Granger Schoolhouse on Maple Ave (now the American Legion) in the 1930s for grades 1- 6.

  • Going to the Sodus High School on West Main Street (currently the Dynalec building) for grades 7 – 12 until 1944.

  • Farm life and growing up on Mud Lane

  • Wagner Canning Factory on Maple Ave.

  • Married life as a tenant farmer, factory worker, Teacher’s aide and caring for older people

  • Old Sodus stores

  • Basket Factory on State Street (currently the RGE building)

  • The Minute Man Soups factory on Belden Ave during World War 2

  • The construction of Rt. 104

  • Working at the Sodus Fruit Farm

  • John Ashbury – the well know poet from Sodus

  • Life in Sodus during World War 2

  • Sodus Trolley



To listen to the interview click the link below:




Hazel donated the following picture taken inside the Granger District #14 1 room schoolhouse in 1935. Hazel Heald (her maiden name) is the eighth from the right in the front row. She also provided a list of the student names….


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