Syracuse, nicknamed the Salt City, due to the salty springs found along Onondaga Lake, has been a major crossroads between canals and railroads and home to many industries; from salt to automobiles and custom machining. Winter can be harsh, but natives handle it like pros just like they’ve mastered the brunt of a hard day on the job. Sturdy, purpose-filled, warm clothes are a necessity in these parts. That’s where Carhartt comes into play. I did some major shopping at the Syracuse store while I was in town. It’s a great spot. If you’re in the area, stop in.