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Utica was established on the site of Old Fort Schuyler, built by English colonists for defense in 1758 during the French and Indian War, the North American front of the Seven Years' War against France.

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  • News 1831 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN UTICA.
    From the Utica Observer of Thursday.

    On Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a most alarming fire broke out in the stable of Messrs. DODGE & HART, in ...Read MORE...


  • Utica, New York, USA
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
    Artwork
  • 1854 - Utica
    Utica, a handsome city of Oneida county, New York, on the Mohawk river, Erie canal, and Central railroad, Do miles W. N. W. from Albany, 5b' E. of...Read MORE...


  • News 1858 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT. SEVEN OR EIGHT KILLED - FIVE OR SIX FATALLY INJURED - OVER FORTY WOUNDED - CRUSHING OF A BRIDGE.
    Utica, May 11. - A frightful accident occurred this morning, at half-past six o'clock, on the Central Railroad, by the crushing of a bridge over the...Read MORE...


  • June 18, 1861: First fly-casting tournament in the United States, Utica, New York

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 18, 1861

  • 1862 - Utica
    UTICA was incorporated as a village April 3d, 1798. It was formed as a town, from Whitestown, April 7, 1817, and was incorporated as a city, February ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Four boys, the eldest seventeen years, have been arrested in Utica, N. Y., for robbing freight cars on the Central Railroad.
    They all plead guilty, and implicated a man named Wm. Ferry as the instigator of the robbery. It is thought their plunder, since the commencement of...Read MORE...


  • News 1878 - How a Hat Saved a Life
    MAJ. RUBE ALLEN, Com. Vanderbilt's favorite veteran engineer of the Central Road, a man of giant stature, with a brave heart, which is as tender as a ...Read MORE...


  • 1879 - First Five and Dime Store in America
    Five and Dime store: Founded by Frank Woolworth, Utica, N.Y., 1879 (moved to Lancaster, Pa., same year).

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  • 1895 - Utica
    Utica, a handsome city of Oneida co., N.Y., on the Mo hawk River, the Erie Canal, and the Central Railroad, 95 miles W.N.W. of Albany, 52 miles E. of ...Read MORE...


  • Utica, New York, USA
    Utica (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music

    The Ladies' Home Journal
    July 1898
    Advertisement
  • Utica, New York, USA
    Busy Corner looking West, Utica, N.Y.
    Postcard
  • Utica, New York, USA
    Utica, N.Y., Bleecker and Genesee Sts.
    Postcard
  • Utica, New York, USA
    The Oneida County Court House, Utica, N.Y.
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  • 1906
    Utica, a city, capital of Oneida co., N.Y., on the Mo hawk River and the Erie Canal, 95 miles WNW. of Albany, on the New York Central and Hudson...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out.
    Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an...Read MORE...




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American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
Artwork

Utica, New York, USA
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Utica (N.Y.) Conservatory of Music

The Ladies' Home Journal
July 1898
Advertisement

Utica, New York, USA
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Busy Corner looking West, Utica, N.Y.
Postcard



Utica, New York, USA
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Utica, N.Y., Bleecker and Genesee Sts.
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The Oneida County Court House, Utica, N.Y.
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  • News  1831 - DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN UTICA.
    From the Utica Observer of Thursday.

    On Sunday afternoon about 3 o'clock, a most alarming fire broke out in the stable of Messrs. DODGE & HART, in ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Utica
    Utica, a handsome city of Oneida county, New York, on the Mohawk river, Erie canal, and Central railroad, Do miles W. N. W. from Albany, 5b' E. of... Read MORE...

  • News  1858 - TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT. SEVEN OR EIGHT KILLED - FIVE OR SIX FATALLY INJURED - OVER FORTY WOUNDED - CRUSHING OF A BRIDGE.
    Utica, May 11. - A frightful accident occurred this morning, at half-past six o'clock, on the Central Railroad, by the crushing of a bridge over the... Read MORE...

  • June 18, 1861: First fly-casting tournament in the United States, Utica, New York

    The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com
    June 18, 1861
  • 1862 - Utica
    UTICA was incorporated as a village April 3d, 1798. It was formed as a town, from Whitestown, April 7, 1817, and was incorporated as a city, February ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - Four boys, the eldest seventeen years, have been arrested in Utica, N. Y., for robbing freight cars on the Central Railroad.
    They all plead guilty, and implicated a man named Wm. Ferry as the instigator of the robbery. It is thought their plunder, since the commencement of... Read MORE...

  • News  1878 - How a Hat Saved a Life
    MAJ. RUBE ALLEN, Com. Vanderbilt's favorite veteran engineer of the Central Road, a man of giant stature, with a brave heart, which is as tender as a ... Read MORE...

  • 1879 - First Five and Dime Store in America
    Five and Dime store: Founded by Frank Woolworth, Utica, N.Y., 1879 (moved to Lancaster, Pa., same year).

    www.factmonster.com
  • 1895 - Utica
    Utica, a handsome city of Oneida co., N.Y., on the Mo hawk River, the Erie Canal, and the Central Railroad, 95 miles W.N.W. of Albany, 52 miles E. of ... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Utica, a city, capital of Oneida co., N.Y., on the Mo hawk River and the Erie Canal, 95 miles WNW. of Albany, on the New York Central and Hudson... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - Smoke Suffocates Two During Utica Hotel Fire. Several Other Persons, Overcome, Are Carried Out.
    Utica, May 23. - By a fire that caused less than $5,000 damage in the Metropolitan Hotel shortly after midnight, Mrs. Hannah S. Zintsmaster, an... Read MORE...

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