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Monday, January 21, 2013

Seneca Falls, NY - Historic Tourist Destination

Today's inaugural address made me think of a historic site that's -Almost - in our backyard. Well, considering we're talking about the first women's rights convention in the western hemisphere, 3 hours really isn't too far to drive to travel to where the historic events took place.
According to Wiki, the 1848 Seneca Falls convention was the first meeting of its kind organized by women and it was a huge step towards women's rights and suffrage.
Now, Seneca Falls is marketed as the gateway to the Finger Lakes and, given the name, there's probably a lot of Native American history there as well from the Seneca Nation.
On top of all of this, there's rumors that this town was the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the Frank Capra holiday classic "It's a Wonderful Life."
(If you stop along I-90, you've probably seen this marker which talks about the Finger Lakes and Seneca Falls - pictured are myself and my brother.)


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