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The Herkimer Diamond

The Herkimer Diamond

Herkimer is a county and a city in Upstate New York. It’s name comes from an heroic general who dies in battle during the American Revolution (see my post about Nicolas Herkimer here and the Battle of Oriskany here). The Herkimer diamond is the common name given to a unique kind of quartz, found in […]

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Great Places: The Nicholas Herkimer Home

Great Places: The Nicholas Herkimer Home

It’s been years since we were out to Little Falls, NY, to see the lovely Nicholas Herkimer Historic site. This was the place where I first caught the travel-history bug: my classmates and I went on a field trip here in 7th grade. It was a spectacular visit. I’ve taken the kids here twice since, […]

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Up the Hill

Up the Hill

It’s been so busy here for us, with spring plantings and the kids’ school work that we haven’t had any time to really go anywhere. An appointment in a distant town might take us to a little exploration, but we really have no time for a lengthy exploit. Some of this blog’s readers have expressed […]