Steeped in history and legends, New York is filled with stories of the forgotten, eerie and the weird that influence us everyday. Baron Von Steuben was the Drillmaster for the Continental Army and in return for his efforts he was granted a large tract of land 20 miles north of Utica. His plans for the property were far different from what can be seen today but the secrets still remain for those wh
During the 1800s in America, the mentally ill were not treated kindly. For the most part, if unable to afford expensive private care they were forced into poorhouses. While these poorhouses were designed to provide the mentally ill and disabled with care and support, often times they were mistreated, increasing the number of problems these patients had.