Did You Know?
Facts about Onondaga County
.in the mid-1800s
Syracuses second leading industry was cigar production?
in 1959, Syracuses Bristol Laboratories, a division
of Bristol Meyers manufactured the first synthetic penicillin?
President Grover Cleveland lived just outside of Syracuse,
in Fayetteville, and used to take dips in Limestone Creek near his
the Literacy Volunteers of America was found in Syracuse
in 1962, and has helped thousands worldwide learn to read?
Syracuse is the host to The New York State Fair, the
longest running state fair in the country?
the first ferris wheel built in the U.S. was constructed
in Syracuse in 1848? It was a four-car ride, capable of holding
20 passengers, and was rotated by hand?
the countrys first drive-in bank window appeared
Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz, was from just
outside Syracuse in Chittenango, which boasts a yellow brick walkway
and yearly parade commemorating the story?
the Brannock Device, the funny-looking foot measure
for determining shoe size, was invented by Charles F. Brannock,
a Syracuse native, Milton Waldo Manchett invented
the dental chair?
Syracuse boasts the only upside-down traffic light
in the country? Its located on Tipperary Hill, traditionally
known as the Irish section of the city and the residents
there are proud to have the green on top.
the worlds first "loafer" was patented
by Syracuses Nettleton Shoe Co. in 1933?
at one time there were over 50 breweries in the Greater
Syracuse is ranked the 7th best place to live in all
the United States?
the Carrier Dome of Syracuse University is the only
domed stadium in the Northeast and the largest structure of its
kind on a college campus?