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Cheap Car Insurance in Utica NY

Agent Phone Address
State Farm Insurance Agents
Nat Filippini (315) 339-3300 1701 North James Street
Rome, NY 13440-2417
Steve Jarvis (315) 336-5595 1251 Erie Boulevard West
Rome, NY 13440-8303
Lisa J Hammond (315) 734-0557 9438 River Road
Marcy, NY 13403-2071
Christine McCluskey (315) 797-7763 430 Trenton Avenue
Utica, NY 13502-1614
Joan Brown (315) 736-5212 4794 Commercial Drive
New Hartford, NY 13413-6205

Utica NY In Upstate Ny

Utica's location on the Erie Canal stimulated its industrial development. The middle section of the Canal, from Rome to Salina, was the first portion to open in 1820. The Chenango Canal, connecting Utica and Binghamton, opened in 1836, and provided a further stimulus for economic development by providing water transportation of coal from Northeast Pennsylvania.

Utica was well positioned to benefit from the Erie Canal, the civil engineering marvel of its time. Utica was the virtual half-way point for canal travelers, thus making the town the perfect stop-over point for weary travelers. During the planning stage of the canal the cotton looms that would make Utica famous were in their infancy, and a vigorous real estate market in the town had ballooned lot prices tenfold since 1800. An anonymous traveler noted that by 1829, about five years after the canal's completion, Utica had become "a really beautiful place . . . [and Utica's State Street] in no respect inferior to [Broadway] in New York." Utica, along with other burgeoning towns such as Syracuse, would benefit from the fact that the Erie Canal ran directly through town.

By the late 19th century, Utica had become the home of the textile industry of the United States, boasting dozens of mills. The city still served as a Northeast crossroads, hosting the day's most celebrated personalities. Samuel Clemens lectured to a sold-out Utica crowd in 1870, where Clemens noted in personal correspondence that he brought down the house "like an avalanche." It was during this time that Utica hosted the 1884 New York State Republican Convention, an event covered in great detail in Edmund Morris' Pulitzer Prize winning biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, in which Morris describes Utica at this time as "a shabby canal-town in the middle of the Mohawk Valley.". Senator RoscoeConkling, a leading GOP lawmaker of the Stalwart political faction, resided in the city at this time, and figured as the region's most historically significant politician until local native James Schoolcraft Shermanwas elected the 27th Vice President of the United States, serving under President Taft. For free car insurance quotes for upstate new York including Utica please click the green go button to get started.