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Oriskany Battlefield: Bloodiest Battle of the American Revolution

Oriskany Battlefield: Bloodiest Battle of the American Revolution

There is an element of deep sadness here. This was the battleground of the bloodiest battle in the fight for American independence. But it set off a shockwave of victory that helped to change the course of the war. Hundreds of men died here. We came to give our respects, and found time to have a little fun, too.

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Central Leatherstocking Region Name Changed to "Central New York": My Opinion

Central Leatherstocking Region Name Changed to “Central New York”: My Opinion

It’s official. The unifying regional name for Oneida, Madison, Chenango, Broome, Otsego, Schoharie, and Montgomery counties– Central Leatherstocking region– has been changed by the New York Legislature to “Central New York.” Sure, Central New York is more efficient, more economical, more utilitarian, but this is what makes the changeover sad. Who knew what “leatherstocking” referred […]

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Inside Shako:wi Cultural Center, Oneida, NY

Inside Shako:wi Cultural Center, Oneida, NY

The Shako:wi Cultural Center, south of the village of Oneida on Route 46, is a museum devoted to the history of the Oneida Indian nation, one of the original Five Nations of the Iroquois League of Nations. The Oneidas were the only Iroquois tribe to side with the Americans during the American Revolution (and they […]

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A Peek Inside the Samuel Kirkland Home at Hamilton College

A Peek Inside the Samuel Kirkland Home at Hamilton College

We adore Reverend Samuel Kirkland. We are history buffs, and there are a few people in history that we hold dear to our hearts for their tireless efforts, their virtue, their great accomplishments. Samuel Kirkland is one of these men. He is the man who founded the Oneida Hamilton College, in Clinton, NY– now known […]

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