Have you ever heard of The Fort Stanwix National Bank Of Rome? For over 32 years, between 1865 -1896, Rome printed $1,063,740 dollars worth of national currency. Today, that currency is extremely rare and valuable.
Arlington National Cemetery is well known for the Tomb of the Unknown Solider. A similar monument, containing the unknown remains of soldiers of the Revolutionary War sits quietly in downtown Rome, New York.
Bells rang out at Fort Stanwix in Rome today and joined a pealing of bells across the country at National Parks Service sites to commemorate the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House in Virginia 100 years ago today, April 9, 2015.
Nestled in the middle of one of the busiest intersections in Rome is an odd-looking building. Built entirely of wood, and surrounded by a wooden palisade fence, recessed into the ground and topped with nasty looking spikes, this building is a remnant of one of the most crucial times in American hist…