In 1789, Jacob Yaple, Isaac Dumond, and Peter Hinepaw and their families left on a perilous two-month journey from Kingston New York to the shores of Cayuga Lake. When they reached Cayuga Lake, the three families went about building log cabins and planting corn. Their small community was completely surrounded and isolated by the wilderness; however in time the settlement thrived and grew to become what is now the city of Ithaca.
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Photos Courtesy of:
The History Center in Tompkins County
Library of Congress