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New York City is NOT the Oldest City in New York

With all the history surrounding New York City, it has always been a common belief that NYC is the oldest settlement in the state. That's not true, however.

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Historic Marker Hidden in Utica
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Have You Ever Seen This Historic Marker Hidden in Utica?

Hidden in the trees along a very busy roadway is a historic marker. We've got pictures and can tell you exactly how to get there so you can see it for yourself.

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The Incredible History of ‘The Siege of Fort Stanwix’ in Rome [VIDEO]

Austin Olney is a Rome native with a Master's degree in History Education. He produces creative YouTube videos on historical events. Being from Rome it's only natural that he would create one on the history of Fort Stanwix.

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Pillage and Plunder History’s ‘Vikings’ for These 9 Norsemen Facts

History’s Vikings famously ditches the classic helmet imagery, but did you know the concept of filthy, horned raiders was historically inaccurate anyway? Or that the Travis Fimmel series pays homage to classic Norse myth in its titles? Sharpen your axes and fill your flagons, and let the 24th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?’ take you along with Ragnar Lothbrok for a raiding party on History’s Vikings!

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air raid utica
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Utica Conducted America’s Largest Atomic Bomb Drill in 1951 [VIDEO]

Historic newsreel footage from 1951 shows Utica in the midst of a mock atomic bomb attack.

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll The Longest Town Name In The World Is Also In New York

The Welsh town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch may have the longest name at 58 letters but one New York train stop also shares this name through some unique history.

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Researchers Receive Oldest ‘Message In A Bottle’ Ever

A message in a bottle tossed into the North Sea between 1904 and 1906 has been found. After washing up on a beach on the German island of Amrum, it's being called the oldest message in a bottle to ever be recovered.

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Fort Dayton Excavation
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Fort Dayton Excavation Hits Water – Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Archaeology is all about using evidence to answer questions that history has left us pondering. Sometimes it's as simple as 'where was Fort Dayton?' other times it can be as complex as 'what didn't people throw down the well?' A question that doesn't appear to have any limits.

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Schenectady sign
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Ever Heard of Connughhariegughharie, New York?

I came across the tongue-twister word that was used to describe a well known Upstate New York city.

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American History Versus Disney History

With the newly discovered bodies of the Jamestown settlers, it looks like people are taking more interest in our nation's rich history.  Unfortunately, it looks like some people have gotten their history confused. 

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History in the Sky Over Boilermaker Post-Race Party [Video + Photos]

It was a sad moment when the Boilermaker announced that this year the annual post-race party would be without the popular flyover. That has been one of the signature features for the big event for countless years and when the military jets were not available, Executive Director for The Boilermaker Tim Reed, started digging in to see what else could be done. What he discovered was truly amazing!

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Brian Doyle
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Searching For Fort Dayton – Archaeology in Central New York [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

Archaeology is all about using evidence to answer questions that history has left us pondering. Sometimes it's as simple as 'where was Fort Dayton?' other times it can be as complex as 'what didn't the Doctor throw down the well?' A question that doesn't appear to have any limits.

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