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Category: Mohawk Valley

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Roscoe Conkling Park, Utica, NY

Roscoe Conkling Park, Utica, NY

The Roscoe Conkling Park, named for a prestigious Utica mayor and congressman, sits high atop a hill behind the historic Forest Hill Cemetery in Utica, NY. A ski center, trails, parks, and the many historic monuments make this experience uniquely Utican.

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Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY

Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica, NY

Forest Hill Cemetery is a history book, a landmark, and a cemetery. It’s a vast Who’s Who of early New York State history. It’s built for strolling and visiting. I went there on my quest to find the sacred Oneida Indian Stone, which had once been standing at the cemetery entrance. All that was left of the Stone’s presence was it’s platform and a historical marker…

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Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY: Summer 2007

Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY: Summer 2007

We are just nuts about Fort Stanwix! This is our visit in 2007, on a sweltering July day. As usual, we were not disappointed to chat with the park employees, check out the historic artifacts and gear, and watch some outstanding movies.

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People of the Standing Stone: The Skenandoah Boulder in Oneida

People of the Standing Stone: The Skenandoah Boulder in Oneida

The Skenandoah Boulder is one of those roadside oddities. It’s a stone sitting on the side of the road outside Oneida, NY. After passing by so many times, I decided to stop and get a closer look. And what a quest this little oddity would take me on!

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