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 circumstances that led to the development of Tubman as an American icon and that led her to Upstate New York where she continued her fight for freedom and equality until her death in 1913.
Ann Heizmann of Meadeville Farm is in-studio to talk about this weekend’s Mardi Gras carnival at St. Mary’s Church in Auburn and her aspirations to grow chocolate on the shores of Seneca Lake. Heizmann joins Sydney Rogers & Jim Sinicropi to preview the weekend ahead along with some great local photos from the past several days in the Finger Lakes for this week’s edition of FLX Weekly.
19-year-old Auburn native Nick Sbelgio played the national anthem on electric guitar in front of 32,000 fans at the Carrier Dome prior to Saturday night’s Syracuse Orange game against Duke. Today he joins Sydney Rogers and Jim Sinicropi in-studio to talk about the experience.
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.