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Harriet Tubman, The Moses of Her People

Auburn and Cayuga County has been home to many prominent figures in American history and 2013 will be a year of celebrating one such “celebrity” – Harriet Tubman. Tradition has it that Harriet’s ancestors were from Ghana. My family and I feel like we have a particular connection to her as we hosted an exchange from Ghana. Demaris was aware of Harriet Tubman and her American connection and felt…

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Millard Fillmore and the Cayuga Connection

There are 3,033 counties in the US and not many of them can boast that a President was born there, but Cayuga County certainly can. Millard Fillmore, 13 th President from 1805 - 53, was born in a log cabin in what is now called Summer Hill, a small community in the Finger Lakes situated on Rte. 90 in the southern end of Cayuga County. On a snowy Sunday afternoon, my daughter and I joined the…

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Valentine’s Day in the Finger Lakes

Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Are you looking for Sweets for your Sweetheart? You’re in luck. From north to south in Cayuga County it seems like all roads lead to yummy goodness. With the new Finger Lakes Sweet Treat Trail we’re surrounded by a rich assortment of wonderful, locally-made sweets, wines, jams, jellies, deserts, honey, and don’t forget Maple Syrup. Maple syrup is a great…

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The Finger Lakes loves Millard Fillmore, 13th President of the United States of America

With President’s Day coming up and so much attention being given to the leaders of this great country, this is a fine time to crow about Millard Fillmore. He was born right here in the Finger Lakes, in Moravia, NY. And we are proud of that fact. Fillmore was a small town boy. He was from meager beginnings and went to a one room school house and fell in love with and married his teacher Abigail…

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