The roots of the Beech-Nut company go back to 1891 in Canajoharie where their big white factory is a landmark when traveling the New York State Thruway between Utica and Schenectady. Check out this classic commercial for Beech-Nut Fruit Stripe Gum.

Fruit Stripe gum included 5 sticks in a pack each with a different flavor: cherry, lemon, lime, orange and mixed fruit.

Try not to have "Buy Beech-Nut, Buy Gum!" stuck in your head all day after watching this.

Oneida County Was Once the 'Western Boundary of Civilization' [PHOTO]

An ominous sounding historical marker on New York Route 12 between Paris Hill and Waterville notes that this part of New York was once considered the 'Western Boundary of Civilization.' The 'Property Line' was set in the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix between the British Empire and the Iroquois.