Ilion

A trip to Remington

Friday morning before we departed, we were treated to an early morning van ride to Remington Arms.  Early in the formation of the company, Eliphalet Remington decided to move it to Ilion in 1825 due to the opening of the Erie Canal, which allowed them to get raw materials easily and cheaply.  At the factory …

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The Perils of Sleeping on Deck

Fort Plain was when I first discovered the joy of sleeping on deck, and I continued my sleeping habits in Ilion.  The plus side of staying on deck is that it is actually cool enough to sleep in a sleeping bag, while the downside comes in the form of mosquitoes and trains.  In the end, …

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