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Written History Of Seneca County, NY

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Unit One – Geography & Geology
Chapter 1 – Geography of Seneca County
Chapter 2 – Geology in Seneca County

Unit Two – Human History Prior To 1804
Chapter 1 – Original Inhabitants and the Iroquois
Chapter 2 – Story of Indians in Seneca County
Chapter 3 – White Man Contacts Before the Sullivan Campaign of 1779
Chapter 4 – The Sullivan Campaign of 1779
Chapter 5 – Early Settlement in Seneca County
Chapter 6 – Horatio Jones
Chapter 7 – The Military Tract

Unit Three – Establishment of Seneca County & Townships
Chapter 1 – Establishment of Seneca County Boundaries
Chapter 2 – Historical Sketch
Chapter 3 – History of the Towns of Seneca County
Chapter 4 – What’s In a Name?
Chapter 5 – The Establishment of Seneca County on March 24, 1804

Unit Four – Developments in Seneca County History
Chapter 1 – Seneca County as a whole
A History of the Vehicle and Traffic Law in New York State
African Americans in Seneca County in 1810
Agriculture in Seneca County in the mid 1800s
Anti-Slavery Activity in Seneca County Before the Civil War
Birth of the Women’s Rights Movement in Seneca County
Busy Bee and the Skipper, The
Cayuga Lake and Ice Harvesting
Cayuga Lake History Highlights
Cayuga Lake When It Freezes Over
Christmas During the Civil War
Cobblestone Buildings – Their Nature In General
Cobblestone Houses In Seneca County
County Seat Story
Droves of Animals on the Early Roads
Early Automobile History
Early History of Seneca County–Up to About 1830
Early Marriages, Births & Deaths in Seneca County
Early Settlement in Seneca County
Elections History
Frontenac, The
Frozen Cayuga & Seneca Lakes
Greek Revival Architecture in Seneca County
Grist Mills in Our Early History
Historic Firsts for Seneca County
Historic Markers in Seneca County
History of Seneca County Until 1830
Independence Day (Fourth of July)
Link Between Economic Growth and Antebellum Reform
Nature of the Burned Over District
Northern Seneca County in the Antebellum Years
Postcards History
Reform Movements in Seneca County Before the Civil War
Religion in Seneca County Before the Civil War
Sanborn Maps
Seneca County and the Burned-Over District
Seneca County Before European Settlement
Seneca County entry in French’s Gazeteer
Seneca County Fair Before 1920
Seneca County Farming During the Civil War Era
Seneca County History Until 1830
Seneca County Seal
Seneca County: Its Continuing Role in Women’s History
Seneca County Wheat Farming During the Civil War
Showing Local History Before 1900 Through Architecture arti
Sodus Bay Railroad That Never Ran
Some Interesting Facts About Seneca County
Telephones in Seneca County
Temperance and Women’s Dress Reform in Seneca County
Earliest Doctors in Seneca County, The
First Public Execution in Seneca County, The
Influenza Pandemic of 1918, The
Plight of Many Seneca County Cemeteries, The
Railroad Connecting Geneva and Ithaca, The
Sea Serpent of Seneca Lake, The
Trolley Line from Geneva to Cayuga Lake Park, The
Underground Railroad & Anti-Slavery Movement, The
Way West Through Northern Seneca County, The
Thomas Nast and His Civil War Christmas Illustrations
Uncovering the History of the Backbone Ridge
Unsuccessful Efforts to Change the Boundary Between Seneca and Ontario Counties
Women in the Civil War
Miscellaneous Information About Seneca County History

Chapter 2 – Developments in Various towns in Seneca County
A Did You Know for Seneca Falls
Early History of Kendaia
Early Settlers in the Town of Romulus (from Centennial Observer)
Haunted Stories of the Seneca Falls Historical Society
History of Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY
Key Developments in Seneca Falls History
Memorial Day, the First
Slavery at Rose Hill
Taverns and Hotels in Seneca Falls
Flats in Seneca Falls – A Brief History, The
Reasons That Seneca Falls Might Well Be the Real Bedford, The
Spit Box Cannon, The
Waterloo, NH named after Waterloo, NY
Whipping Post at the Ovid Court House, The Old

Unit Five – Places in Seneca County History
Fossenvue (Queen’s Castle)
Richmond Aqueduct
Three Bears, The
Windmill, The
Kingdom, The
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
Montezuma Wetlands and the Montezume National Wildlife Refuge
Agricultural College (“The New York State College of Agriculture at Willard”)
Cayuga Lake Park History
Scythe Tree Story
Seneca Falls Power Plant
Taverns and Hotels at the Corner of Fall and State Streets in Seneca Falls
Free Bridge, The
Gould Hotel in Seneca Falls, The
Hoag House, The
Naming of Van Cleef Lake, The
Ovid Academy and the Seneca Collegiate Institute, The
Romulus Female Seminary, The
Waterloo Organ Company, The
Waterloo Wagon Company, The
The West Junius Methodist Church
Trinity Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls
Seneca Army Depot Story – After World War II
Seneca Army Depot Story – Construction of 500 Igloos
Seneca Army Depot Story – Impact Upon the Local Community
Seneca Army Depot Story–The Displacement of Farm Families
Seneca Army Depot—Then and Now
Cayuga and Seneca Canal
Cayuga Lake Bridge
Key Dates in Sampson History
Gore, The
History of the Waterloo Library and Historical Society
McDuffee Town School District No. 9, Varick
McDuffietown Church Destroyed
Washington Irving Didnt Sleep Here, But….

Unit Six – People
The Public Execution of John Andrews in 1811
Samuel Bear
Murder of Ezekiel Crane
John Delafield
Dey Family
Dunlap, Andrew – The Rear Admiral
Eastman, William Lyman
Folwell, Wm Watts
Frederick Furniss
Mary Gahan
Greely Expedition, The
Charlotte Jackson
John Johnston and the First Use of Drainage Tile in the United States
Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
Mynderse, Wilhelmus
Everyone Loves a Story: A Personal History by Gloria Paris
Degory Prowtt
Isaac Phillips Roberts
Movement of the Rose and Nicholas Families from Virginia, The
Sampson, Rear Admiral William
Antonio Varacalli
Varick, Colonel Richard
Murder of John Walters and Execution of Charles Johnson

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