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.
During the month of August 2020 we are celebrating centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the the United States Constitution. That amendment guarantees that every woman in the United States can not be denied the right to vote based on their gender. In this episode of Our Finger Lakes History, Seneca County Historian Walter Gable focuses on influential activist Alice Paul and her connections to Seneca Falls, site of the first women’s rights convention in 1848.
This episode will focus on the three major land purchases that shaped the future of the Finger Lakes region. They include the Phelps-Gorham Purchase, the Watkins & Flint Purchase, and the Boston Ten Townships. Join Seneca County Historian Walter Gable to learn about how the history behind these acquisitions and areas in the latest edition of Our Finger Lakes History on FingerLakes1.com.
This episode of Our Finger Lakes History deals with the New Military Tract of lands east of the Pre-emption Line and will lend insight into how today’s current townships, counties and their boundaries came to be. Join Seneca County Historian Walter Gable for another story from our shared history in the Finger Lakes.