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Happy Birthday, Fort Stanwix!

Happy Birthday, Fort Stanwix!

Oh, how we love Fort Stanwix! Fort Stanwix, in Rome, NY, was built during the French and Indian War, to provide protection for “The Carry.” The Carry was a trail on dry ground between the popular waterways, Wood Creek and the Mohawk River. It was so named because settlers and traders had to hop out […]

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Oriskany Battlefield: Bloodiest Battle of the American Revolution

Oriskany Battlefield: Bloodiest Battle of the American Revolution

There is an element of deep sadness here. This was the battleground of the bloodiest battle in the fight for American independence. But it set off a shockwave of victory that helped to change the course of the war. Hundreds of men died here. We came to give our respects, and found time to have a little fun, too.

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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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Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY: Summer 2007

Fort Stanwix, Rome, NY: Summer 2007

We are just nuts about Fort Stanwix! This is our visit in 2007, on a sweltering July day. As usual, we were not disappointed to chat with the park employees, check out the historic artifacts and gear, and watch some outstanding movies.