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Category: Mohawk Valley

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Cherry Valley Gorge and Judds Falls

Cherry Valley Gorge and Judds Falls

In 1778, a tortuous massacre at Cherry Valley put the tiny settlement on the map. Slain at the hands of Tories, British, and Mohawk Indian allies, the American vowed revenge. Visiting Cherry Valley today, you’d never know the place was the hotbed of patriotic passions. We strolled the town and visited the lovely Judds Falls. What a gorge!

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New York's Mohawk Valley

New York’s Mohawk Valley

The Mohawk Valley used to be called the Gateway to the West because it was the only navigable route to the western frontier of the United States, until the railroads were built in the late 1800s. It’s a lowland of fertile hills and abundant waters, and political turmoil. But it’s a beautiful place.

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A Tour of the Observer-Dispatch News, Utica

A Tour of the Observer-Dispatch News, Utica

The Utica Observer-Dispatch is Utica’s only newspaper. We went on a guided tour of the entire newspaper process, from reporter’s desks to loading docks. It was quite an educational experience!

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Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, NY

Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, NY

We happened across this amazing jewel of a museum, in New York’s eastern section. This place just oozes with oodles of history. What an INCREDIBLE place! I can’t describe it in only a few words– you’ll just have to read the post!

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