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The Erie Canal Village, Rome, NY, Part 1

The Erie Canal Village, Rome, NY, Part 1

Finally! I’d been wanting to visit this Village again ever since I visited when I was 14 years old. What a wonderful, wonderful place. Step back in time, literally. If it wasn’t for your wristwatch and cellphone, you’d think you were back in 1807.

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Photo Hunters: Rocks!

Photo Hunters: Rocks!

This week’s theme is Rock(s). I’m going to go the traditional route this week and *just* do ROCKS! We’ve seen some pretty historical rocks. 🙂 Here’s the famed Oneida Indian Nation stone, dating before 1615 when “white man’s eyes” cast their gazes upon it. I wrote a lengthy post about the history and its location, […]

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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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Playing Detective for the Oneida Stone

Playing Detective for the Oneida Stone

I just got the book, Oneida Iroquois, Folklore, Myth, and History, by Anthony Wonderley, and it is amazing! I blogged about our journey to Oneida Castle to see the mysterious Skenandoah Boulder. I’ve decided to dig a little deeper about the Oneida Stone, apparently a huge stone that mysteriously moved to central New York State […]