The Ghost at Lock 60

When the original Erie Canal was completed in 1825, it was hailed as “The Eighth Wonder of the Western World”–an “engineering marvel”–but it was far from perfect. It was downright dangerous at times, especially for the boys, “Hoggees,” who rode … Continue reading

Dancing Rosie

Rosie Williams was born fidgeting. She came out of her mom backwards, and wriggling. This was only a sign of things to come, for Rosie would never be able to sit still for more than two minutes. Her kindergarten teacher … Continue reading