Munson’s City that Salt Built

I have an addiction to local history books. This is especially true for publications that I’ve not run across before. I came by this book at a local (Books End, James Street, Syracuse) used store sitting on the top shelf of a ceiling to floor bookcase, priced at $30. Although not an outrageous price for […]


Ephraim Webster: Part 3

Depiction of Ephraim Webster's home on Valley Drive (Syracuse Journal, 1895)

Table of Contents Childhood The Revolutionary War Post Revolutionary War The Birth of a Community Webster’s Wives The War of 1812 Webster’s Square Mile / Webster’s Half Mile Ephraim’s Death Rand Tract and Webster’s Pond Historical Legacy Works Cited Webster’s Square Mile / Webster’s Half Mile Webster’s initial trading camp, Webster’s Landing, just south of […]


Ephraim Webster: Part 2

The Wife of Ephraim Webster (Syracuse Herald, 1915)

Table of Contents Childhood The Revolutionary War Post Revolutionary War The Birth of a Community Webster’s Wives The War of 1812 Webster’s Square Mile / Webster’s Half Mile Ephraim’s Death Rand Tract and Webster’s Pond Historical Legacy Works Cited The Birth of a Community “In the spring of 1788 Webster used his influence with the […]


Ephraim Webster: Part 1

A Pioneer Incident (Syracuse Herald, 1916)

 Table of Contents Childhood The Revolutionary War Post Revolutionary War The Birth of a Community Webster’s Wives The War of 1812 Webster’s Square Mile / Webster’s Half Mile Ephraim’s Death Rand Tract and Webster’s Pond Historical Legacy Works Cited Childhood Ephraim Webster, Jr. was born in, what is now known as, the Town of Hampstead, […]