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Culture: Seneca Falls, New York: A Revolutionary Destination

It was raining when I left for the town of Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes region of Western New York. Since my regular driving routes around Brooklyn don’t permit me to accelerate over ten miles per hour, what a great release to be the only car on skinny two-lane roads.

In less than two hours, with skyscrapers far behind me, I was rolling up and down hills through the misty Catskills, past u-pick-`em apple orchards and county fairgrounds. I actually stopped for a group of hay riders to cross the road. By the time I pulled into a parking space on Fall Street, the main road through downtown, I wasn’t surprised it required neither change for a meter nor shoving dollar bills into a void in an honor board. As soon as I opened the car door, I was greeted with the crisp scent of autumn leaves.

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