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The Cardiff Giant: Great American Hoax

The Cardiff Giant: Great American Hoax

One of the greatest shows and the greatest hoaxes of all time, the “discovery” of the Cardiff Giant stunned and amazed gullible New Yorkers of the mid-19th century. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction!

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Nuclear Fallout Map for Utica NY??

Nuclear Fallout Map for Utica NY??

I often check my blog stats, and am amazed at what search engines find here. Some things that people search for are real doozies, as we call them in Upstate NY. Tonight I was shocked to get a hit by someone searching for “utica ny nuclear fallout”! Whoa! They happened to get my post about […]

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A Visit to Trenton Falls in Barneveld, NY

A Visit to Trenton Falls in Barneveld, NY

Trenton Falls is only open to the public a few times a year. It serves as a power generator for a segment of the Mohawk Valley. We got to explore the Falls, and what an adventure! It was something out of Alice in Wonderland!

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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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