Tag: Our Finger Lakes History

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
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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
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 State Park that was recently recognized as one of the top 3 state parks in the United States. ... MORE
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, and he achieved levels of success unknown to his contemporaries. In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter ... MORE