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Category: Upstate NY

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The MOST, Syracuse, Part 3

The MOST, Syracuse, Part 3

The MOST– the Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse, NY, is a big place. We spent the better part of 3 hours exploring everything. Downstairs, the museum has a play area for little kids, and cave-looking rooms with loads of displays and interactive stuff. You can read about our visits in Part 1, Part […]

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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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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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Frenchman's Island of Oneida Lake

Frenchman’s Island of Oneida Lake

Frenchman’s Island is a little island in Oneida Lake. It was settled sometime in the late 1700s by a mysterious Frenchman and his wife, who had been seeking refuge in New York’s wilderness from some untold persecution. Is the story legend, or fact? Certainly, it’s historical.

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