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Walk through the history of Elbridge

Elbridge residents can delve into their rich local history when Town of Elbridge Public Historian Jack and Village of Elbridge Public Historian Jeanette Horner hold their annual walking tour Thursday June 11.

The tour begins at 6:15 p.m. at the village of Elbridge parking lot, 210 W. Main St. and will move to the Historians Office at Elbridge Free Library in case of rain. The tour will explain the foundations of the National Historic Industrial Area along Skaneateles Creek in the village, where more than 600 people were employed in the 1880s.

Promptly before the tour, join Jack Horner in dedicating a historical marker at 6:15 p.m. at 613 Route 5 West in Elbridge, commemorating the first private residence in Onondaga County to have electricity.

On Memorial Day, the village of Elbridge unveiled a historical marker at Elbridge Elementary School, formerly the site of Elbridge Central School, the first centralized school district in Onondaga County.

Note: In this week's print version of the Eagle Observer, the walking tour was incorrectly listed as beginning at 6 p.m. June 16. The marker dedication will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday June 11; the walking tour will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday June 11.

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