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Fun Fact about the Syracuse area …. did you know …..

.… one industry that made Syracuse prosper was the salt industry. Salt water was drawn from the springs near Onondaga Lake and put into boiling blocks where the water was boiled off and all that was left was the salt. The workers (primarily of Irish decent) would bring a small sack of tiny potatoes with them, set them in the vats, and the potatoes would boil and be ready to eat for lunch. Today, Central New Yorkers still buy salt potatoes in bags and enjoy them at clambakes, picnics or almost any time of the year. Just add a little melted butter on them!! They are even good cold!

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

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Linda Woodrow
Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
CenterState Corporation for 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: Sunday, March 6th, 2011 @ 9:24 am by Curt
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