Our Finger Lakes History




EPISODES

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: When have the Finger Lakes frozen over? (podcast)

It is a very rare occurrence for the Finger Lakes’ two biggest bodies of water, Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Upstate New York Canals (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Upstate New York Canals (podcast)

While the Erie Canal was the most important canal in Upstate New York, the history behind other canals that ran ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The complete history of the Erie Canal (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The complete history of the Erie Canal (podcast)

Canals played a very important part in the rapid and huge economic development of the Finger Lakes in the decades ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Upstate New York Canals (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Country Schools in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable takes you through the history of country schools in the Finger Lakes. The country school ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fossenvue on Seneca Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fossenvue on Seneca Lake (podcast)

Between 1875 and 1901, Fossenvue was an important summer retreat on Seneca Lake that provided cultural stimulation in a natural ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Valois Castle on Seneca Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Valois Castle on Seneca Lake (podcast)

It was called a “breath of Paris in the Finger Lakes” during the late 19th century. Built by Arthur E ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

The amazing story of how Waterloo became known near and far as “the place the whale burned” in the late ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 & 1919 (podcast)

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and 1919 killed millions of people worldwide and had a big impact on life in ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Taughannock Falls State Park (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Taughannock Falls State Park (podcast)

The Finger Lakes region is home to dozens of waterfalls but none are more famous as the tallest waterfall east ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Gorge Trail & Watkins Glen State Park  (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Gorge Trail & Watkins Glen State Park (podcast)

Walter Gable takes you through the conditions that created the gorge in Watkins Glen and the history of Watkins Glen ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fayette native Robert S. Duncanson (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Fayette native Robert S. Duncanson (podcast)

Born in Fayette in 1821, Robert Seldon Duncanson was one of few African American landscape painters of the nineteenth century, ...
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Where the falls were in Seneca Falls (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Where the falls were in Seneca Falls (podcast)

So many visitors to Seneca Falls have asked local residents and business owners where they would find the waterfalls. In ...
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