- This Week's Throwback September, 17th 2020 -

Lawn Games at the Historical Society

We surely missed our lawn games this year because of Covid-19. This picture is back from 1970’s, kids playing in the back yard of the Historical Society near the Bee Hive.

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September, 10th, 2020

Perkins Grocery Store

Perkins Grocery Store

This is Perkins Grocery Store on State Street in Seneca Falls, 1960. Other times it has been a Pizza Shop and a laundromat.

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September, 3rd, 2020

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August, 27th, 2020

The Falls

So many people ask when they visit, “Where are the waterfalls?”
To make the canal navigable for the modern, state-of-the-art barges, they had to straighten the canal, eliminating a series of locks, then flood this area to create a heavy-duty body of water. There was a drop of nearly 50 feet of between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in a series of rapids which had been somewhat tamed by a smaller, five-lock canal built in 1815, (over time this became eleven locks) around which the town’s commerce grew up.
The creation of the new and straighter canal system created Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls, the actual date that Van Cleef Lake was filled was August 20, 1915.

Early Street Cleaner

This is an old street cleaner that was used in Seneca Falls. Check out all the unique features the sweeper has on it. We are hoping someone can identify the man in the picture. Looks like it is in front of the Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls. The picture was found under a bed in a home in Ledyard NY..

The Falls

So many people ask when they visit, “Where are the waterfalls?”
To make the canal navigable for the modern, state-of-the-art barges, they had to straighten the canal, eliminating a series of locks, then flood this area to create a heavy-duty body of water. There was a drop of nearly 50 feet of between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in a series of rapids which had been somewhat tamed by a smaller, five-lock canal built in 1815, (over time this became eleven locks) around which the town’s commerce grew up.
The creation of the new and straighter canal system created Van Cleef Lake in Seneca Falls, the actual date that Van Cleef Lake was filled was August 20, 1915.

Early Street Cleaner

This is an old street cleaner that was used in Seneca Falls. Check out all the unique features the sweeper has on it. We are hoping someone can identify the man in the picture. Looks like it is in front of the Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls. The picture was found under a bed in a home in Ledyard NY..

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