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Author Archive for Mrs. Mecomber

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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New York Borough History is Hot

New York Borough History is Hot

Gotta love infographics! Here’s an amazing one created by the brains at marriott.com/marriott/new-york-city-boroughs.mi (one of my favorite hotel chains to stay when we’re out and about). Click the image for an enlarged view. New York City’s Five Boroughs – An infographic by the team at Marriott New York Hotels Even though I lived in Manhattan […]

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 2

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about my experience walking through Auburn for the first time and learning about William Seward’s early political career and participation in the abolition movement and Underground Railroad (a dangerous venture for the time). William Seward was a very vocal opponent to slavery, so naturally most southerners hated him. Seward refused […]

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

Where do the abolition movement, the plot of John Wilkes Booth & Company, and Manifest Destiny meet? Here, in Auburn, New York, of all places. We visited the William H. Seward Historic Site in this beautiful little Finger Lakes city. I fell in love with Auburn so dramatically that I think we are going to […]

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West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 2

West Point Museum, Highland Falls, NY, Part 2

After surveying the vast and oddly ornate implements of ancient warfare, we strolled through the ages into the realm of “modern” warfare. You can read about our adventure in Part 1. The West Point Museum features many artifacts from the Civil War and the two World Wars. Some of the displays from the Civil War […]

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