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 the name to the geology behind the formation of the three major falls within the park. Join Seneca County Historian Walter Gable for another edition of the Our Finger Lakes History 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.
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 Gable presents the life and times of Duncanson.
William Seward, of Auburn, NY, was the most influential political figure who ever called the Finger Lakes region home. Learn his story that led to his ascension to the Governor of New York State and ultimately Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Jackson.