Welcome to Historical Utica, New York. I was born and raised here in Utica. My grandfather used to take me on what I then thought to be booring rides as a kid. We would drive through the city, for hours, as he pointed out every fact a tidbit about Utica's history. I never understood why he cared much, and I certainly never thought I would care too. However, today I'm in love with this wonderful city and its great history.
Somewhere along the way we lost our passion, pride, respect and care for the overall well-being of the city as a whole.
Like when you lose your keys, I believe, you must retrace your steps in order to find them. Well that's what I hope to come from this blog. I plan to retrace Utica's history with the hopes that those with the power to do so, will find their way again.
I refuse to give up on our city, and after you read these posts, I think you'll see why. I hope that you all join in on this journey.