Glass bottles filled Barry Park after the Labor Day Storm in 1998

One of the items found in Barry Park following the storm

On Labor Day, September 7th 1998, a fierce thunderstorm moved into the Syracuse area carrying wind gusts that reached up to 115 mph. The storm caused immeasurable amounts of damage to the region, including the lost of ten of thousands of trees. One such area that suffered greatly was Barry Park, on the East Side.

Barry Park was built on an abandoned city dump years before. When the storm uprooted the trees located in the park, local residents were surprised to find countless glass bottles brought back to the surface that were buried years ago. Pictured above is the collection of bottles gathered from the park days after the storm, from the McAndrew family who lived close by.

  • Jay LaFountaine

    Awesome finds.