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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Hammondsport native Glenn H. Curtiss (podcast)

This episode deals with Glenn Hammond Curtiss who was born in Hammondsport, NY at the south end of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes. Curtiss became famous as a pioneer in motorcycling and as an architect of American aviation. We can justly ... MORE
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OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later (podcast)

Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks back at one of the most memorable dates of this generation on the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in this special edition of Our Finger Lakes History on ... MORE
Seneca Falls Country Club (Billboard)
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Auburn Correctional Facility (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Auburn Correctional Facility (podcast)

In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks at the history of the Auburn Correctional Facility in Auburn, NY. The prison is among the oldest functional prisons int he United States receiving its first ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ferries on Cayuga Lake (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ferries on Cayuga Lake (podcast)

This episode documents ferries that operated on Cayuga Lake during the ferry boat era between 1808 and 1866. Before there were railroads, and even until there were improved roads, ferry boats operated on the various lakes of the Finger Lakes region. These ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Pledge of Allegiance has a local connection (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Pledge of Allegiance has a local connection (podcast)

In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks at Francis Bellamy who is the author of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. Bellamy was born in Mount Morris and ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Origins of Flag Day in America (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Origins of Flag Day in America (podcast)

Seneca County Historian looks at the history of our American Flag, the holiday we celebrate every June 14th that honors the stars and stripes, and local connections here in Upstate New York on this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  ... MORE
DiSanto Propane (Billboard)
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Windmill on 5 & 20 in Seneca Falls (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Windmill on 5 & 20 in Seneca Falls (podcast)

On this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable discusses The Windmill which is a landmark tourist sight on Routes 5 & 20 just west of the former village of Seneca Falls. Learn of the Windmill’s origin, see ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Changing Borders of Counties in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Changing Borders of Counties in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History Seneca County Historian Walter Gable willl show how the boundaries of Finger Lakes counties in New York State have changed over the years following the Revolutionary War up to present day.  ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes contributions to movie making (Part 2/2)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes contributions to movie making (Part 2/2)

This episode is part two of a series dealing with the major contributions to making movies that took place in the Finger Lakes (click here for part one). Part two deals with Ted Case of Auburn who is the person most responsible ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes Contributions to Making Movies Part 1/2 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Finger Lakes contributions to movie making (Part 1/2)

Walter Gable hosts the first of a two part series of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.com that deals with developments and events in the Finger Lakes that are significant contributions to movie-making and the movie industry, Part 1 focuses on the ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Octagon Houses in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Octagon Houses in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

The latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History premieres on Tuesday night at 9:00 pm and deals with octagon houses – an architectural style that became popular in the United States, especially in New York State and the Finger Lakes, in the ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sampson Air Force Base (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Sampson Air Force Base (podcast)

What began as the Sampson Naval Training Station during World War II became the Sampson Air Force Base on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake where Sampson State Park is today. In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History Walter Gable takes ... MORE
PREMIERE @ 8:30 PM – OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Flood of 1935 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The namesake of Cornell University (podcast)

Ezra Cornell is widely known for his namesake, famous Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. This edition of Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable will trace Ezra Cornell’s life, especially in the areas of agriculture, the telegraph industry, philanthropy & politics. ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Alice Paul, Seneca Falls & the struggle for Equal Rights (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Alice Paul, Seneca Falls & the struggle for Equal Rights (podcast)

During the month of August 2020 we are celebrating centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the the United States Constitution. That amendment guarantees that every woman in the United States can not be denied the right to vote based ... MORE