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Professor: Region an ideal place to interest young people in history

Thomas Chambers, pictured at Old Fort Niagara at the mouth of Lake Ontario, will talk about his book on Sunday at the Saratoga National Park and battlefield Visitors Center.
Thomas Chambers, pictured at Old Fort Niagara at the mouth of Lake Ontario, will talk about his book on Sunday at the Saratoga National Park and battlefield Visitors Center.
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Trying to spark a young person’s interest in history is a noble endeavor, according to Thomas Chambers, and in upstate New York it shouldn’t be much of a challenge. “I went to a re-enactment in Ballston Centre when I was a kid in 1980 and I was hooked,” said Chambers, chair of the Niagara University History Department and a 1987 graduate of Shenendehowa. “There had been a Loyalist invasion in that area in 1780, and ...


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