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Castle on a Hill
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Do You Know of the New York ‘Castle on the Hill?’

Just south of the Finger Lakes Region in a small village named Dansville, sits a castle with a very interesting and enchanting past.

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Have You Ever Heard Of The Ketchum Hand Grenade?

Back in 1861, in Western New York, the grenade of choice for the Union Army was developed. Have you ever heard of the Ketchum hand grenade

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The 'Rope' Stage Of A Tornado
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When and Where Did the Strongest Tornado Touch Down in New York?

Tornadoes aren't a common occurrence in New York, but they do still happen. We have even seen a few major tornadoes in our state.

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Oriskany Battlefield Monument
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This Weekend Marks the Anniversary of The Battle of Oriskany

One of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War happened on August 6th. A special ceremony for its anniversary is scheduled this weekend.

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Oneida Square Statue
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Do You Know What That Monument Stands For in Oneida Square?

If you've ever driven through the roundabout in Utica, you've probably noticed the statue between Genesee Street and State Street. But do you know the history behind the landmark?

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Multiple lightning bolts over rural landscape
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This New York County Has Seen the Least Amount of Tornadoes

Our "History of Tornadoes in New York" Series is slowly drawing to an end. Now, we want to look at specific stats.

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Multiple lightning bolts over rural landscape
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The History of Tornadoes in Onondaga County, New York

New York sees an average of seven tornadoes every year. Those storms are more common in other areas of the state, but that doesn't mean they don't hit in Central New York.

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The History of Tornadoes in Herkimer County, New York

Tornadoes are not very common in Central New York, but they do still happen. Here's a look at the history of these wicked storms in Herkimer County.

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Tornado Damage From Boonville - 1983
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The History of Tornadoes in Oneida County, New York

It's believed that tornadoes are a rare occurrence in Central New York, but they happen more often than people realize. Here's a peek into the history of tornadoes in our area.

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New York City
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New York City is NOT the Oldest City in New York

With all the history surrounding New York City, it has always been a common belief that NYC is the oldest settlement in the state. That's not true, however.

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Historic Marker Hidden in Utica
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Have You Ever Seen This Historic Marker Hidden in Utica?

Hidden in the trees along a very busy roadway is a historic marker. We've got pictures and can tell you exactly how to get there so you can see it for yourself.

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Scuba diver hovering over ship wreck
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Fascinating Drone Footage of New York Ship Graveyard

When old ships are no longer usable, they're left to rot and decay in the murky Arthur Kill waterway in Long Island. Getting there may present a problem, but fortunately we've got drone footage of this explorers paradise.

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