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Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Alley Oop”

 
 
Alley Oop Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 1, 2020
1. Alley Oop Marker
Inscription.  
Created in the 1940s, Alley Oop once stood watch outside the barracks of the former Rome Air Depot.

Named after the prehistoric comic strip character, servicemen crafted the statue in their spare time to guard the facility.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of retired Air Force Sergeant Edwin “Square” Wancewicz, Alley Oop was reinstalled in 2015 and stands as a testament to the park's rich military history.

May 30, 2016
 
Erected 2016.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicForts and Castles. A significant historical date for this entry is May 30, 2016.
 
Location. 43° 13.01′ N, 75° 24.946′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of Hill Road (New York State Route 825) and Ellsworth Road, on the right when traveling north on Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. During the siege of Fort Stanwix Aug. 1777 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Jervis Public Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jervis Homestead
“Alley Oop” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, August 1, 2020
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(approx. 1.9 miles away); Willett Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Lower Landing Place (approx. 1.9 miles away); Jervis Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); Unrealized Expectations (approx. 2 miles away); Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
Also see . . .
1. Griffiss Sculpture Garden. Griffiss Business and Technology Park website entry (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 

2. Alley Oop. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on August 2, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 2, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 23, 2022