Some of Utica-Rome's history is preserved on YouTube in a 10-part video series, featuring news-reel footage from 1941.

It's fascinating to take a look back to the way things were--at the Utica Symphony Orchestra, in the city's downtown streets, banks, and stores, in the classrooms of the Utica Free Academy, and at the inner workings of the F.X. Matt Brewing Company and other iconic institutions, people and locales that preceded the modern-day Mohawk Valley. Here are a few of the videos from the YouTube series: