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<em>Edit Blog entry</em> 700 Years Ago on Onondaga Hill

by Robert O'Boyle

During the summer of 1966 students from Syracuse University, Westhill, West Genesee and Marcellus High Schools participated in an excavation of a Native American settlement under the direction off Professor James Tuck of the Archeology Department at Syracuse University.

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By: Carrie Coviello

 

<em>Edit Blog entry</em> Ground Broken 50 Years Ago on Construction of OCC Campus

 

By: Carrie Coviello

 

On October 25, 1968, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on to mark the beginning of construction of the OCC campus on Onondaga Hill. Did you know that the land that OCC now stands on was not originally where the College was located? Or that there was controversy on the location of where to build the campus?

 

<em>Edit Blog entry</em> Pogey Pond

 

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By Deborah Bauder

OCC has a bit of a secret. Tucked in the trees on the edge of campus is a piece of local history that most people don’t even know is there. The General Ellis Cemetery, with a first recorded burial in 1798, has been largely forgotten by all but the most dedicated of local history buffs. And yet it houses a rather interesting piece of American history in its woody grove – the final resting place of one of Syracuse’s earliest pioneers.

 

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