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

…. that the Columbus Circle monument was financed by Syracuse-area descendents of Italian heritage and was created by Florentine sculptor V. Renzo Baldi in Italy. The Depression made it difficult to pay for its shipment to Syracuse so the shipping costs were picked up by dictator Benito Mussolini with the stipulation that the inscription “Christoforo Colombo, Discoverer of America” be added to the monument. The unveiling of the monument happened in 1934. Columbus faces west, the direction in which he sailed.

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.

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Posted: Saturday, July 31st, 2010 @ 2:21 pm by Curt
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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

…that Jamesville Reservoir was originally created to feed the Erie Canal and control Butternut Creek. Jamesville Dam was completed in 1874. Today, the reservoir is surrounded by private homes and one of Onondaga County’s favorite parks, Jamesville Beach. Covering about 252 acres, it is still operated by the NYS Canal Corporation.

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.

Check out our EXPANDED ON-LINE STORE (http://store.visitsyracuse.org/home.php?cat=249) featuring great Syracuse items such as T’s, hoodies, fleece items, tote bag & more! If you’re looking for Syracuse items, we got ‘em right on the website (items available for purchase on-line only). Check it out TODAY!!!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!! Our Surprise Me Pass is also conveniently available on-line on our website featuring discounts at over 250 area restaurants, attractions, services, etc.

Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Linda Woodrow
Executive Coordinator of Marketing & Office Services
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation of Economic Opportunity
572 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13202
Phone: 315-470-1913 | Fax: 315-471-8545
LWoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org
www.VisitSyracuse.org

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Posted: Friday, June 11th, 2010 @ 6:33 pm by Curt
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Fun Fact about Syracuse/Onondaga County …. did you know …..

… that Oneida Lake is New York’s largest body of water completely within New York’s boundary, measuring 79.8 square miles and expanding four counties – Onondaga, Oswego, Madison and Oneida. Oneida Lake hosts numerous types of recreational activities including boating, sailing, fishing, swimming, beaching and more.

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.

Check out our EXPANDED ON-LINE STORE (http://store.visitsyracuse.org/home.php?cat=249) featuring great Syracuse items such as T’s, hoodies, fleece items, tote bag & more! If you’re looking for Syracuse items, we got ‘em right on the website (items available for purchase on-line only). Check it out TODAY!!!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!!! Our Surprise Me Pass is also conveniently available on-line on our website featuring discounts at over 250 area restaurants, attractions, services, etc.

Look-it … it’s right here at www.VisitSyracuse.org!

Linda Woodrow
Executive Coordinator of Marketing & Office Services
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
In partnership with CenterState CEO/Gr. Syracuse Chamber of Commerce
572 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
315-470-1913
800-234-4797 x1913
www.VisitSyracuse.org
Lwoodrow@VisitSyracuse.org

Posted: Thursday, May 20th, 2010 @ 8:45 pm by Curt
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Auburn, NY Cayuga County Hometown History and CultureWhat do Las Vegas, NV, Branson, MO and Auburn, NY, all have in common? A unique brand that helps visitors understand their unique environments, attractions and cultures. In August, the City’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission introduced a new campaign to help create a new brand for Auburn, entitled: History’s Hometown.

The Commission will promote the concept of History’s Hometown to help visitors recognize that Auburn is a remarkable hub for key figures and events in American history. The city offers attractions related to the Civil War, the Underground Railroad, Black History, American art history, Women’s Rights and more. In addition, “History’s Hometown” helps convey that Auburn is a small, welcoming city.

City Manager, Mark Palesh, believes that the new campaign leverages one of Auburn’s biggest strengths. “Founded in 1793, the City of Auburn has served as the historical crossroads for famous political figures, significant events, and culture,” Palesh says. “It provides a unique window into the forces that helped shape this country.”

According the Meg Vanek, Tourism Director for Cayuga County, the new positioning taps into a growing tourism trend centered around U.S. history and heritage. “Auburn really stands out among regional towns and cities,” explains Vanek. Not only does it offer all of the benefits of being located in the Finger Lakes, but its cultural and historic resources form the basis for a potentially robust heritage tourism program.”

The History’s Hometown marketing campaign will be rolled out over the next year. It will launch in August with billboards, public relations efforts, e-mail promotions and support at the retail level. For information about History’s Hometown, visit www.tourauburnny.com or call 315-255-1658.

About Auburn’s Historic & Cultural Sites Commission
The vision of the Commission is to position Auburn as the destination of choice in the Finger Lakes through support and promotion of its history and culture. The Commission organizations include Auburn Public Theater, Auburn Schine’s Theatre, Cayuga Museum & Case Research Lab, Harriet Tubman Home, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Seward House Museum and Willard Memorial Chapel.

 

Posted: Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 @ 11:58 am by Curt
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