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All in the Family
God Struck Out
In 1913, Mickey Major and 17 others were arrested. Their crime? Playing baseball on Sunday.
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Tony Kane's last voyage
The bootlegging Kane could have been a character in "Boardwalk Empire."
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Christmas tragedy
In December, 1929, Leo Major and six other teenagers crammed into a car to buy holiday decorations in Skaneateles for their school. Minutes later tragedy struck.
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Missing brother found in Pennsylvania after 19 years
William McLaughlin, who disappeared from Skaneateles, NY, in 1891, was found in 1910 by his brother, James, in a hamlet in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains in Pennsylvania.
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Adventurous job
Andrew Carrigan discovered that being a motorman on the electric railroad had its hazards.
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Another James McLaughin
While there were several McLaughlin family members in Skaneateles, including two named James, it was a third James McLaughlin who may have been the most interesting, though it's only a guess to say he was related to the others.
 
vCentral New York
* The Big Bang
The explosion in Split Rock on July 3, 19188, was one of the worst tragedies in Central New York history.
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* What a mess!
On Thanksgiving Day, 1943, a dike broke on the Solvay Process waste beds, and sludge flowed over State Fair Boulevard, in our own version of "The Blob."
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High School Prank Leads to Death
An annual Auburn High School night of fun and games came to a tragic end in 1915 when the mayor's son crashed his father's car into a tree and killed a friend.
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* Did Capone Send Them?
Four would-be gangsters driving from Chicago to New York City made a stupid mistake that led to a wild chase from Fairmount Four Corners to the woods of Wolf Hollow, where they were captured.
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Welcome to America
Life wasn't easy for many Italian immigrants in the 19th century, but one Syracuse family endured in a fashion that would make an entertaining mini-series.
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It could have been much worse
It's a miracle only one Marcellus student was killed at the Kirkville train crossing.
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Tragedy at Putnam's Crossing
Two lives were lost as the result of a spectacular, but perhaps inevitable train-car collision in Jordan, NY, in 1917.
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Fatal mistake
That's what Joseph Carlucci made when he married his brother's 15-year-old stepdaughter.
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Exasperating landlords
The McCarthy brothers waged frustrating legal battles with Solvay and the city of Syracuse over condemned properties.
 
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