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Fort Stanwix

Fort Stanwix

Women's Rights Bronze

Women's Rights Quilt

Women's Rights Bronze

Remains of Weselyan Chapel


From Lancaster, PA, we headed north towards the St Lawrence River with a 4 night stopover in Verona, a suburb of Rome, NY.

While in Verona, we took two side trips:

1. Fort Stanwix, located in Rome, is a fort built in 1758 by the British during the French and Indian War. It is known today as "the fort that never surrendered" after being rebuilt by the American colonials. The British attacked the fort but could not drive the colonials out, and therefore, they laid a long siege to the fort. As supplies were running out, the colonials mounted a surprise attack driving the British out and breaking the siege.

2. We also visited the site of the beginning of the women's civil rights movement in Seneca Falls, NY. In 1848, several women (and some men) held the first convention in the Wesleyan Chapel demanding full and equals rights of women to men. It’s hard to imagine the conflict of that era for things we take for granted today.

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