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Day Trips: Utica

Erie Canal boomtown offers scintillating mixture of art, architecture and ethnic food

This wedding dress from 1869 is part of the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute’s big summer exhibit “Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns.”
This wedding dress from 1869 is part of the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute’s big summer exhibit “Wedded Perfection: Two Centuries of Wedding Gowns.”
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Motor west along the Mohawk River for 80 miles and you’ll discover Utica, an old melting pot that’s bubbling once again. An Erie Canal boomtown forged by Italians and Poles, the central New York city is now home to a new wave of refugees and immigrants from around the world. While other upstate cities have dropped in population, Utica grew by 2.6 percent, to 62,235, from 2000 to 2010, census figures show. Ten percent of ...


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