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The Flood of 1935 .::. Our Finger Lakes History

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.

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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).

Elizabeth Cady Stanton turns 199 .::. 11/10/14

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.