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Ft. Dayton Excavation
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The Doctor’s Forgotten Well Of Herkimer – Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Archaeology is all about using evidence to answer questions that history has left us pondering. Sometimes it's as simple as 'where was Fort Dayton?' other times it can be as complex as 'what didn't the Doctor throw down the well?' A question that doesn't appear to have any limits.

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Fort Dayton Excavation
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Down The Forgotten Well Of Herkimer – Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Archaeology is all about using evidence to answer questions that history has left us pondering. Sometimes it's as simple as 'where was Fort Dayton?' other times it can be as complex as 'what didn't the Doctor throw down the well?'

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Phil Creighton/TSM
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The Forgotten Well Of Herkimer – Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

When it comes to exploring history nothing is more 'hands on' than historical archaeology. The funny thing is, nothing ever goes quite how you'd expect with an excavation.

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Photo by Sean Gallup for Getty Images
Photo by Sean Gallup for Getty Images
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Truly Inspiring Story Of D-Day Vet Marking 70th D-Day Anniversary By Jumping Again [VIDEO]

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Allied invasion of Normandy. Sadly, thousands of our soldiers lost their lives in the invasion and many who survived have since passed on. Jim "Pee Wee" Martin jumped with the 101st  70 years ago and now he's marked this historic milestone with another Normandy jump, just like the one he did June 6, 1944.

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Kate Creighton
Kate Creighton
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The Excavation of Forgotten Fort Dayton – Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

When it comes to exploring history nothing is more 'hands on' than historical archaeology. Through hard work and shovel-fulls of of dirt through a screen a forgotten Fort has come back to life.

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Bannerman Island Travel Channel
Bannerman Island Travel Channel
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The Ghosts of Bannerman Island ~ CNY Paranormal [VIDEO]

Pollepel Island, commonly known as Bannerman Island, sits in the middle of the Hudson River, south of Albany. Bannerman Island is a neglected, rarely visited location, which is graced with the remnants of what once was a replica Scottish Castle.

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Stalin and Lenin
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Cold War History – Soviet Citizens Could Not Travel to Utica in the 1950s

During the Red Scare of the Cold War, America was on alert for the influence of agents provocateurs from the Soviet Union.  Part of that effort was to restrict the travel of Soviet citizens within the United States.  One of those restricted areas? Right here in Utica.

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Gino Geruntino, WIBX
Gino Geruntino, WIBX
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WIBX 950 – This Day In The History Of Our Radio Station

It was 66 years ago (May 2, 1947) that the FCC granted WIBX a move from 1230 am to 950 am, and with it an upgraded signal from 500 watts to 5,000.

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Fernando Leon/Getty Images
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12/12/12- Facts About December 12th 2012

It’s the century’s last sequential date. How are you spending it? You're probably stuck at work. However, around the world people are celebrating and fearing 12/12/12. Here's all the facts you need to know about 12/12/12

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I've Got a Secret - Man Witnessed Lincoln Assassination
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A Man Who Witnessed the Lincoln Assassination Appeared on ‘I’ve Got a Secret’ [VIDEO]

Whether you're a history buff or not, prepare to be transfixed by a video from a classic TV show that gives you an eye witness account of the night Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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London Express/Getty Images
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Have You Ever Heard Of The Ghost Ship The SS Ourang Medan?

Now we’ve all heard of ghost stories in Central New York dealing with the Oriskany Battlefield, and some of the haunted houses throughout the region. Have you ever heard of a ghost ship? Have you ever heard of the SS Ourang Medan? It’s a pretty creepy story if you have a minute.

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Remember, Wikimedia Commons
Remember, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for June 15 – Arlington National Cemetery Established and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1215 – King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta (More info)

1775 – George Washington accepts an assignment to lead the Continental Army (More info)

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