Tag: Our Finger Lakes History

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
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Three major land purchases that shaped our region (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Three major land purchases that shaped our region (podcast)

This episode puts a focus on the three major land purchases that shaped the future of the Finger Lakes region. They include the Phelps-Gorham Purchase, the Watkins & Flint Purchase, and the Boston Ten Townships. Join Seneca County Historian Walter Gable to ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The New Military Tract in NYS (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The New Military Tract in NYS (podcast)

This episode of Our Finger Lakes History deals with the New Military Tract of lands east of the Pre-Emption Line. This video will lend insight into how today’s current townships, counties and their boundaries came to be. Join Seneca County Historian Walter ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Pre-Emption Line (podcast)

Most Finger Lakes residents have heard of the Pre-Emption Line but very few know the fascinating history of why is exists. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this episode of Our Finger Lakes History.  . The Pre-Emption Line forms the ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The Sullivan Expedition of 1779 (podcast)

In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable looks at the Sullivan Expedition of 1779. It was a major military offensive ordered by General George Washington in the American Revolutionary War and it’s focus was the Finger ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The 1873 Trial of Susan B. Anthony (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: The 1873 Trial of Susan B. Anthony (podcast)

This special episode describes one of the greatest stories in the history of the women’s rights and suffrage movements, the trial of Susan B. Anthony in 1873. The trial was held after Anthony was arrested for casting a ballot at a Rochester, ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Before White Settlement in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Before White Settlement in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

On this edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.com, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Finger Lakes Region as it stood prior to the end of the American Revolutionary War, before settlement by European Americans. There were various Native ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Harriet Tubman & her life in Auburn, NY (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Harriet Tubman & her life in Auburn, NY (podcast)

This edition of Our Finger Lakes History deals with one of the giants of American history, Harriet Tubman, with an emphasis on the last 50 years of her life spent living in Auburn, NY. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable tells of the ... MORE
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, to completely freeze over in the winter. It has, in fact, only happened a handful of times. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ice Harvesting in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Ice Harvesting in the Finger Lakes (podcast)

Before the days of electrical refrigeration much of the perishable foods that sustained the northeastern United States came from the vast ice harvesting industry on the Finger Lakes. Learn how ice was harvested and delivered to customers throughout the region and beyond ... MORE
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 before the Civil War. The Erie Canal was clearly the most important of the canals in New York State. In this edition ... MORE
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 through the Finger Lakes and their relationship to the Erie is fascinating. In this episode Seneca County Historian Walter Gable discusses the ... MORE
OUR FINGER LAKES HISTORY: Country Schools in the Finger Lakes (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 was a very familiar institution in rural American until about 1940, Though most of these schools are gone, the school buildings built ... MORE
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 setting. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable will explain how a group of seven friends in Geneva, New York founded Fossenvue and the ... MORE
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. Valois on the shore overlooking Seneca Lake, the history of Valois Castle has roots in European royalty and treasures.  Learn about the ... MORE
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 1800’s. A mammoth whale that was captured by Captain Nickerson off the coast of Cape Cod in 1888 was embalmed and taken ... MORE
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 the Finger Lakes region. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable describes the local impact through newspaper headlines and public records to demonstrate how ... MORE
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 of the Mississippi River, Taughannock Falls. Learn about the complete history of the State Park at Taughannock Falls from the origin of ... MORE