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Fun Fact about Syracuse & Onondaga County …. did you know …..

… the town of Jordan (incorporated in 1835) prospered particularly during 1830-1840 and 1870-85, when the Erie Canal made Jordan a principal commercial, industrial and transportation center for western Onondaga County. The village also experienced growth in the early twentieth century when Jordan enjoyed railroad and trolley service. By 1930, the Erie Canal took on new significance by being converted to a landscaped park as a W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration) project and remains a visual tool for understanding the canal and aqueduct construction.

Attached, please find this week’s edition of the Friday Facts. For details on any of these events or others down the road, take a gander at our website at www.VisitSyracuse.org.

Posted: Friday, September 17th, 2010 @ 7:00 am by Curt
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