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Streets of Old Utica Facebook Page Launches

Want to take a look at Utica through the lens of historic postcards? Check out two great new Facebook pages that showcase our city's rich history.

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Classic Commercial for Canajoharie based Beech-Nut Fruit Stripe Gum

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.

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Haunted Historic Fort Ticonderoga ~ CNY Paranormal

In 1776, the Revolutionary War ravaged through upstate New York. Because of our proximity to Canada, which at the time was a British/French territory, Utica and the area surrounding it became the last defense of the soon to be United States.

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Visiting Verona’s Oak Orchard Site – Forgotten Central New York History

In a region where historical sites go back to the American Revolution and before, it's easy to get lost in the historical shuffle, and perhaps that is what happened to Oak Orchards in Verona.  The site was active at the turn of the nineteenth century.

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Property Line Historical Marker
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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.'

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via Flikr Creative Commons user Russ Nelson
via Flikr Creative Commons user Russ Nelson
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New York Ontario and Western Railroad Makes Its Final Run-Historical CNY

The New York Ontario and Western railroad once criss-crossed upstate New York from the Delaware Valley to the Lake Ontario port city of Oswego.  Lines ran to Utica and Rome and south to the coal rich mountains of northeast Pennsylvania.

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Old Forge Fish Hatchery (Library of Congress)
Old Forge Fish Hatchery (Library of Congress)
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Historical CNY: Herkimer County in Pictures

In our final installment in our week-long look at Central New York history through historic photographs, we're featuring locations in Herkimer County including Little Falls and Old Forge.  These great photos are from the collection of the Library of Congress

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1923 Ziyara Shrine Parade Utica (Library of Congress)
1923 Ziyara Shrine Parade Utica (Library of Congress)
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Historical CNY: Oneida County from Vernon to Utica

This week's we're spotlighting our area's rich history through great vintage photographs.  We scoured the collection of the Library of Congress to find some amazing images from around Oneida County.  Our series concludes tomorrow with a look at Herkimer County

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New York Mills Strike
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CNY History In Pictures: Mill Workers’ Strike of 1910

This week we are looking back at signifcant moments in the history of Central New York and the Mohawk Valley in photos.  Today we're giving you a glimpse of a strike of mill workers in New York Mills.

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Library of Congress via Flikr
Library of Congress via Flikr
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CNY History In Pictures: Utica Hosts State Funeral of Vice-President James Sherman

This week we're featuring some historic photographs showing significant moments in the history of Utica and the Mohawk Valley.

Today we're looking at the funeral of James Sherman.  The Utican was Vice President under William Howard Taft and the last Vice President to die in office.  His funeral was held in Utica on the 2nd of November, 1912.

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