The Oneida County History Center has posted the old classic "You Are Utica" TV commercial, and they're asking for information about it. Can you help?

Does anyone know what year this commercial was filmed? We think the 80's, but can't be sure. Do you remember family members talking about it or maybe being featured being in it? Remember watching it even humming along, or singing to it?

Highlights from the commercial include:

  • Utica Club Trolley
  • Munson Williams sidewalk art show
  • Utica Zoo
  • The Aud
  • Boilermaker Party at FX Matt Brewery
  • Ray Charles at the Stanley Theater
  • Valley View Golf Course
  • Downtown Utica

Was the TV commercial simply recruiting people to move here? If so then it would have also run outside of CNY right?

Oneida County History Center post says "Utica has had many nicknames and slogans from “Utica, the Pent-up City” in the early 19th century to “Sin City” in the 1950s and Mayor Hanna’s “The Handshake City” in the 1970s."

Take a look at the commercial here.

Does anyone know who any of these people are?

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Syracuse Nostalgia via YouTube

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Syracuse Nostalgia via YouTube

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Syracuse Nostalgia via YouTube

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Syracuse nostalgia via YouTube

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Syracuse Nostalgia via YouTube

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Syracuse Nostalgia via YouTube

Lyrics to the Jingle:

You are Utica
And Utica is You
There is so much to see and so much to do
You are Utica
And Utica is You
Isn't Utica really right for you?
Without you living here it wouldn't be the same
The air is fresh and the sky is blue, Isn't Utica really right for you!
You are Utica
And Utica is You
You can ski, you can swim, you can boat, you can fish
You are Utica
And Utica is You
(Can't understand this verse...HELP!!!)
People here like to shake your hand, cause we really care for our fellow man!
With so much to see and so much to do, isn't Utica really right for you?
You are Utica
And Utica is You
You are Utica
And Utica is You

Again, the Oneida County History Center is looking for any information you might have so if you can help, post it in the comments below! Thank You!