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In the article about Rushville in the May/June 2017 issue, there is a mention of the Prince Nez tribes which inhabited the area called Oregon when the Whitmans arrived there. I believe the author is speaking of the Nez Perce tribe. A tribe of Nez Perce along with tribes of Cayuse were there during that time. They were called Nez Perce by the French because of their custom of piercing their noses. Occasionally they were also called Nez Pierce.

I so enjoy reading Life in the Finger Lakes. I read it cover to cover. It was especially fun reading about Kari Ganoung Ruiz (May/June 2017 issue). I knew her when I was a teacher at South Seneca and she was a student. I also know her mother. I’m a member of the South Seneca school board and I’m going to make sure that Fran Copp sees her mention in the article. Teachers don’t hear often enough about the influence they’ve had on their students.

Mary Louise Church


Just wanted to let you know that the Native American tribe associated with Marcus Whitman is the Nez Perce, not Prince Nez. Also, the remains of the Whitman canon is located at Camp Whitman, on Seneca Lake. Love your magazine.

Amy Leonard


The May/June 2017 issue is outstanding, and I think you have outdone yourself with this one. You keep improving, but this is the best one I have read since you launched the magazine. Every article was of great interest. I have long been a fan of Keuka Spring Vineyards, and “The Show on The Road” was fascinating and educational. Believe it or not I have never been to Ithaca, but it is now on my list. We go through Rushville each year several times on drives to Keuka Lake. It’s so interesting to learn more of its history. We also love the dandelion wine from Chateau Renaissance.

Capping it off is the outstanding photography, which helps highlight our great Finger Lakes Region. I have been a subscriber since the magazine began in 2001.

Mark Sweetland


The whole May/June 2017 issue was, in my opinion, outstanding but I especially enjoyed the piece on walking sticks. Having had a paralyzed left arm from birth. I discovered the value of a “third leg” very early. I made and purchased dozens of sticks and found them to be a requirement for hiking, especially in fens and swamps and backpacking.

Bard V. Prentiss