Syracuse, NY, USA

I was in Syracuse one cold wet day, and went to three museums. Syracuse was on the Erie Canal which was a man made waterway between Albany and Buffalo on Lake Ontario. It provided essential transportation for products such as salt which was mined here. Syracuse played an important role in many historical events such as the Underground Railroad where escaped slaves were smuggled to freedom. Also the vote for women and the the temperance movement.

These picture are of Clinton Square in the old days when the Erie Canal was there,and now after it was filled in.

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The Erie Canal Museum is at the site of a old weigh house where they used to with the barges to calculate the toll. The first picture is the museum building. That last is of an aqueduct, built to tale the canal over an existing stream.

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The Onondaga Historical Society has displays on local history including the a underground railroad. Statues in the town also reflect this theme. There was also a tmporsrydisplay on the history of guiding.

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Also went to the Museum of Science and Technology and was assessed as right brain dominant (that’s the big picture, creative thinking type).

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And here are some general pictures of Syracuse architecture and scenes.

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