The trip to the center of the great State of New York is about four to five hours away from central New Jersey by car and about three hours from eastern Pennsylvania. Many hours of my life have been spent on these highways traveling between the three states to visit family and friends.
Back in June, when my husband and I took a road trip to central New York we recorded the trip. We started recording near Lehighton and drove through Wind Gap, Saylorsburg, Stroudsburg, Tannersville, Mt. Pocono, Tobyhanna, Scranton, Scott, Lenox, New Milford, and Great Bend. We made a quick stop in Susquehanna before crossing the Pennsylvania-New York border. Ten miles from the State line, we passed through the northeast corner of Binghamton and on to Port Dickinson, Glen Castle, and Castle Creek, before reaching Whitney Point. Ever since I was a little girl, my mother would stop there to take our pictures at the scenic overlook featured at the end of the video. Later, my research would reveal that my ancestors were among the first to establish and settle this vast area nearly two centuries ago. Now when I stand at this overlook, I reflect on my ancestors who settled this land and it gives me a new passion for it. This has been the land of my ancestors for the past three centuries and beyond, with two Native American connections. How did my ancestors end up here? For the answer, see my previous blog "The Central New York Military Tract".
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