With an emphasis on Cortland and the surrounding area.Oxford is a lovely town located on the Chenango River in Chenango County, New York. Lafayette Park, a traditional village green, is surrounded by a small commercial center with a fifties style soda fountain (Hoppie's) serving excellent ice cream sodas and a family-owned drug store (Bartle's) with an interesting selection of glassware. The green hosts a Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon. Visit David Mabey's Antiques, 66 North Canal Street, Route 12, Oxford (607-843-9007). The building is literally crammed with objects. Looking for a replacement cherry table leg? Chances are you'll find it here - or rather the owner David O. Mabey will find it for you in some obscure corner. Take a walking tour to see the handsome early 19th century architecture (including the Oxford Memorial Library built in 1794 by bridge designer, Theodore Burr) or hike the Finger Lakes Trail.
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"This needed rest she therefore sought at Dr. Jackson's water cure on the beautiful shores of Skaneateles Lake. Here secluded from public gaze she spent some weeks in retirement; and yet not entirely so, for she was there invited and consented to deliver her lecture on Woman's Enfranchisement to the inmates of the cure." (p. 129). On pages 14 and 15 Amelia Bloomer recollects: "My earliest recollections are of a pleasant home in Homer, Cortlandt County, New York. Here I was born, and here the first six years of my life was passed. But little of these early days can now be recalled after sixty years have been added to them, yet there are a few incidents that are so deeply impressed upon memory that they seem but the occurrence of a week ago. First I recall the visit of some Indians to my father's house, and the latter buying a large knife of them. The Indians, my father and the knife come before me now as though they were indeed a reality of the present. Again, a scene comes before the mind's eye of my brother and myself looking from an upper window and seeing some Indians knocking at the door of a small untenanted house opposite to us. My brother, who was a few years older than myself, called out 'come in.' The Indians opened the door and stepped in, then out, and hearing a voice, but seeing no one, while my brother and I danced behind the blind at the trick we had played on them. Several children were on their way to school. One little girl jumped upon the wheel of a wagon which stood in front of a house, intending to get in and ride to school. The horse became frightened while she stood on the wheel, and ran away, throwing her violently to the ground and injuring her severly. The mirth of childhood was turned to sadness, and we trudged on to school, after seeing her unconscious form carried into the house."
Though the name of Skaneateles is on early French maps, our first account of the lake is in the Moravian journal of Bishop Cammerhoff, who came to the "long lake" with David Zeisberger, June 18, 1750, on the old trail to Onondaga from Oswasco Lake.
Part I. Historical Outline by Henry B.Carrington
Part II. Reservations and Locations in New York: 1721, 1771 and 1890
Part III. Ancient and Modern Government, Provisions and Incidents, Including the Saint Regis Indians
Part IV. Religion Among the Six Nations, Including Saint Regis Indians
Part V. Industries of the Six Nations Indians
Part VI. Social Life, Games, and Amusements
Part VII. Marriage and the Indian Home
Part VIII. Temperance and Morals
Part IX. Educations, Schools and Language
Part X. Health and Vital Statistics
Part XI. Indian Names, Traditions and Reminiscences
Part XII. Annuities and Annuity Payments
Part XIII. The Six Nations Problem
Index - pp. 85-89