Friday, April 4, 2008

Utica history

I mentioned the fact that Harold Frederic, a Utican, born at 326 South Street, Utica, attended school here, later became an executive with one of the Utica newspapers, wrote several novels, one of which, "The Damnation of Theron Ware" became a best seller on the New York Times Best Seller list. And, later, Frederic became the London correspondent of the New York Times. Recently, the works of Harold Frederic has been getting another look-see on college campuses around the USA. The birthplace house of Frederic does not appear to be in the best of condition and it would be a great travesty if the wrecking ball were to do a lot of damage (demolish). There's still time to save it. Dr Thomas O'Donnell, Professor at Utica College, is responsbile for re-kindling inerest in the work of Harold Frederic. Would you help in preventing this travesty of demolishing the place of birth of Frederic at 326 South Street, Utica.

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