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Don't Blink! It's Bouckville, NY

Don’t Blink! It’s Bouckville, NY

Maybe it was the gloomy, overcast late-winter’s day. Or maybe it was the dingy rural landscape, weather-weary and tax-trodden. At any rate, I was compelled to snap photos of this tiny little town called Bouckville, NY, as I zipped through on my way home from Hamilton, NY. Bouckville’s only claim to fame must be its […]

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Lovely Buildings of Downtown Hamilton, NY

Lovely Buildings of Downtown Hamilton, NY

We took a little mid-winter’s drive to Hamilton, NY. You can read my first post here. I just love the old-fashioned feel of this town, with it’s old but grand buildings and incredible architecture. A good portion of Upstate New York small towns were once as grandiose– some even grander in their heyday– but too […]

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A Drive Through Hamilton, NY

A Drive Through Hamilton, NY

Hamilton, NY, is a small community in Madison County (Hamilton named for Alexander Hamilton, Madison County named for James Madison– we like the founding fathers up here!). It was incorporated as a village in 1813. It is the home of the Ivy League college, Colgate University. The presence of the college is everywhere– not just […]

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Route 5 in Fayetteville, NY

Route 5 in Fayetteville, NY

We made a quick trip across Route 5, and sped through the little town of Fayetteville, NY; this small, cosmopolitan village is only a few minutes from Syracuse. The root word “Fayette” is a very popular name for Upstate New York towns and streets. These places are named for the electrifying young nobleman from France […]

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