Did you know Uncle Sam is buried right here in Upstate NY? We always get asked by our history buffs for cool and Interesting field trips to take so this ones for YOU.
Tag a history nut and make a day of it.
1.Visit Uncle Sam's Grave
2.Hit up Troy for some incredible food
3.Take a walk in #washingtonpark .
A Little History
Born in Massachusetts shortly before the American Revolution began in that colony, Sam Wilson joined that patriotic movement as a teenager just as the war was ending. He eventually relocated to New York and soon made a living as a meat packer in Troy. During the War of 1812, the genial Wilson was contracted with supplying meat to troops from New York and New Jersey, including locals who already knew him by his kindly reputation. Barrels of meat would be stamped “US” before being shipped to soldiers. Thanks in part to the soldiers from Troy who knew him, many soldiers equated their meat rations with “US” — “Uncle” Sam Wilson.
The legend of Uncle Sam grew over time, eventually evolving into the image of a white-bearded man wearing the stars and stripes. The image became particularly iconic during World War I and World War II.
How to get there
The main entrance gate on Oakwood Avenue is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., the 101st Street entrance is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the 114th Street entrance is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cemetery may be closed during severe weather. Check the website for up-to-date information, a map, and other things to see at the cemetery.
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Checked the forecast and it would appear Holiday Season is in the air. As we approach the middle of November we are reminded the holidays are right around the corner. There are a few things that are a must to do every season. Here's a list of our TOP 5.
2. #winterwalkhudson - Hudson NY
3.Polar Express- Kingston NY #polarexpresskingston
4.Victorian Stroll - Troy NY #victorianstrolltroy
5.Saratoga Winterfest - Saratoga #saratogaspringsny
Have you been to any of these winter events? Vote for your favorite..
Ps. If you are looking to spice up your house with festive decoration there is no other place to look than @hortandpott.
This beautiful fireplace was decorated with love by these incredibly talented humans.
One of the most amazing things when you have a gathering is the FOOD. We were lucky enough to have @eastbranchfarms cater our dinner this evening. Farm to table dinners are seen all around the Hudson Valley, but @eastbranchfarms are the real deal. Thank you for giving us a birthday to remember.
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Photo by @ianpoley
I love these old mile markers that can still occasionally be found scattered around the state’s oldest roads