• Celebrate the Iroquois

    BY:History Boys

    The Iroquois Celebration

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  • Walk on the Wild Side

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    The Mohawk Valley has always served as a meeting place for the creative

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  • Fun & Games

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    Warriors on the field

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  • The Original Big Dig

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    We move heaven and earth

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  • Willa Cather

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    The hills that inspired a legend

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  • Are You a Tim Murphy?

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    Finally a name for the unsung heroes

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  • Something Brewing

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      Hop Farming New York State has been part of the craft beer revolution, with many successful microbreweries now keeping the public happy. Homebrewing has also become a passionate hobby for many. Along with these developments is a return to hop farming, once prevalent in upstate New York. In the latter half of the 19th century and into the 20th century, hop farming helped shaped the economy and social life of Sharon Springs and neighboring communities. By the Middle Ages […]

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  • All Aboard!

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        All Aboard! The history of railroads in the U.S. comprises many subjects: technology, engineering developments; geography, shaping the land, based on both practical and commercial reasons; economics, the growth of business and industry; and demographics, the movement of people. It also involves sociology, since greater mobility shaped social life. With the opening of a railroad line, people could more readily visit Sharon Springs and other area communities for family visits, recreation, and health. Railroad history is complex, given […]

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  • This Will Go Down In History

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      The New York State Historical Association Cooperstown, located in Otsego County, some 23 miles to the southwest of Sharon Springs (not the way the crow flies!), is known far and wide for various attractions. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is located there, drawing many tourists. In an earlier blog we wrote about the successful Glimmerglass Festival, located eight miles north of the town at the other end of Otsego Lake. And of course there is Cooperstown’s […]

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  • The Loomis Gang

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      Organized Crime in 19th-Century Central New York The center of Sangerfield lies at the crossroads of Route 20 and Route 12, about 42 miles west of Sharon Springs. The region was once a marshy area, part of what the Oneida Indians called Skawanis, the Great Swamp. It became known to non-Indians as Nine Mile Swamp. One family who lived on a hill in the swamp, some four miles to the southwest of the crossroads, knew the countryside’s firm ground […]

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