In this edition of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable deals with the Flood of 1935 that devastated the southern Finger Lakes. The July 1935 flood killed 44 people and caused millions of dollars in damages. This extended episode features several photos and newspaper accounts from Tompkins, Schuyler, Steuben and Cortland counties including the effect the flood has in the northern Finger Lakes.
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.
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.
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).
Lorraine Withers & Kathy Jans-Duffy join Harold Weber live in-studio to talk about all the events surrounding Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 199th Birthday in Seneca Falls, NY and why residents of the historic town have been so daring through the decades.