The Oneida County History Center (OCHC) in Utica will host an talk about the geology of the Upper Mohawk Valley on Satudray, January 19, 2019, at 1 pm.
The region of the Great Oneida Carry is one of the few easily traveled routes from the east coast to the interior of the United States. The Mohawk River has carved this pathway through the bedrock of the Appalachian Plateau that has aided transportation and migration for thousands of years. Bob Allers will describe the geologic processes that have modified the region and left the landforms we see today.
Bob Allers is a Volunteer in Parks with the National Park Service at Fort Stanwix National Monument. He received a BA in Geology from Hamilton College and an MAT in Geological Sciences from SUNY Binghamton. He taught Earth Science at V Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and New Hartford High Schools for 34 years and retired in 2010. Bob has spent past summers doing research on volcanoes in northern Arizona, sedimentary rocks in the Grand Canyon, glaciers in the Juneau Ice Field, Alaska, and special projects with the NY State Education Department and the State Geological Survey.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For more information contact the center at (315) 735-3642 or visit the OCHC website.
Map of Glacial Lake Iroquois provided.