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|Sunday, May 26, 2013
The City of Rome is full of interesting facts. For example, did you know that?
- Francis Bellamy, Author of the "Pledge of Allegiance" lived, and is buried, in Rome.
- The first shovel of dirt was turned at Rome for the Erie Canal which bridged the gap between waterways to enable travel and opened the American West.
- Alex Haley, the talented author of Roots, also lived in Rome.
- In 1851, Jesse Williams inaugerated the factory systems of making cheese from sweet milk and the first cheese factory was in Rome, NY.
- Dr. Potter, who lived at the Beeches, invented the first 2-piece handheld telephone.
- Roman John Dove was instrumental in the development of the CD-Rom technology.
- Rome was home to the 30th anniversary of Woodstock 1999.
- According to "The Encyclopedia of New York," in 1871, Prof. C.C. Coe of Rome landed his hot air balloon in downtown Syracuse's Clinton Square -- a scene likely witnessed by L. Frank Baum, who would later write about a similar episode in his classic, "The Wizard of Oz."
- Tim Russ of Star Trek Voyager graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1974? See for yourself here!
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