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A Whale of a Tale in the Finger Lakes .::. Our Finger Lakes History

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 on a tour of northeastern America. That is, until the whale was brought to Seneca Falls and Waterloo in northern Seneca County in 1891. Seneca County Historian Walter Gable explains in this edition of Our Finger Lakes History.

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Underground Railroad in the Finger Lakes .::. Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable #009

A fascinating look at the history of the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery movement of the late 1800,’s in the Finger Lakes region. See the numerous buildings and homes that served as stations on the Underground Railroad and learn about the individuals who played a part in aiding runaway freedom seekers who were heading north to escape bondage.

The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes in the 1920’s .::. Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable

The history of the Ku Klux Klan presence in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York in the 1920’s as narrated by Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian. Continue reading The Ku Klux Klan in the Finger Lakes in the 1920’s .::. Our Finger Lakes History with Walter Gable

Speedworld is a month away ..::.. The 31st Lap #189

We catch up with Jim Olin, who is organizing Finger Lakes Speedworld at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn. The event returns with a compliment of racecars, sanctioning bodies, and a variety of racing action (1/10th scale).