Photo by John Marino (Pittsburgh)

Photo by John Marino (Pittsburgh)

Sleepwalking Through History is a blog dedicated to exploring the lives and stories of the people and events which have shaped the struggling but vibrant city of Syracuse, New York.

People's views of the city obviously differ, and tend towards the extremes. But with soaring highs and doldrum lows, I've found that to say Syracuse is one thing - good or bad - fails to do justice to the city and its people.

Sankofa Park on South Salina Street (photo by me)

Sankofa Park on South Salina Street (photo by me)

My name is Chris Sinatra. I am a lifelong resident of upstate New York, and received history degrees from Syracuse University and SUNY Oswego. I truly love how history can tell us who we were, why we are and where we're going. 

In writing the blog, I will try to be as fair as possible. Please contact me if you think I'm flagging in that pledge, or if you have any questions, compliments or story ideas at cpsinatra@yahoo.com.

 
A small monument on Valley Drive which celebrates the Clinton-Sullivan campaign of the Revolutionary War, in which Haudenosaunee peoples' were driven out of their homes and their crops were destroyed so they would not come back. (photo by me)

A small monument on Valley Drive which celebrates the Clinton-Sullivan campaign of the Revolutionary War, in which Haudenosaunee peoples' were driven out of their homes and their crops were destroyed so they would not come back. (photo by me)