Schultz and Dooley– those interminable talking beer steins created for the marketing of Utica Club beer– are 50 years old! The steins are highly collectible. Schultz and Dooley first appeared in 1958, on television commercials for Utica Club beer produced by the FX Matt Brewery here in Utica, NY. The Matt Brewery also produces the […]
Category: Mohawk Valley
Utica, NY, is an interesting city and has seen a lot of ups and downs in its long history. This photo is facing northward, on Genesee Street. The Hotel Utica, built in 1912 and restored in the mid 1990s, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is very beautiful inside. Utica is in […]
You may not have heard of Gerrit Smith, but in his day he was the man most responsible for the abolition movement in New York State. Gerrit Smith was the “Stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. We visited his old estate in Peterboro, NY.
Fort Bull was one of three forts constructed during the French and Indian War to protect the Oneida Carry, a portage route in central New York State. The Oneida Carry lay between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek, as one of the important trade routes between Albany and Oneida Lake. This fort was destroyed in an Indian raid, and some say Mel Gibson borrowed its history for his Fort Wilderness take in “The Patriot.”