3 Country

3 Country was a short lived program that aired on WSTM, Channel 3 in Syracuse, NY, in 1980 and 1981. Ironically enough, only 3 episodes ever aired of 3 Country. The host, Vic Wright, would travel to some of the more "country" sections of Upstate New York to film some interesting, and sometimes a little bizarre, segments. I've included some of the more entertaining clips on this page.

Special thanks to Jason Beard for contributing the original 3/4" U-Matic tapes of these episodes.

Episode 1 - August 29, 1980

"Little Loon" features Indian Chief Maurice Dennis of Old Forge, NY. Watch for some old footage of the "Indian Village" from Enchanted Forest in this clip:

"The Spirit Of Homer" - Vic Wright visits a local restaurant and other points of interest in Homer, NY:

"The Recipe" focuses on Charlie Booth, the owner of the Cross Roads Restaurant in Bouckville, NY:

Episode 2 - December 26, 1980

"By The Old Mill Stream" - Vic Wright visits a factory that makes flour and the famous New Hope Mills pancake mix:

"A Voice Up North" showcases the Boonville radio station WBRV, AM 900:


Episode 3 - March 16, 1981

"Sweet Hickory" - Vic Wright enjoys some smoke house meats from the Sterling Smokehouse in Sterling, NY:

"Main Street" shows some of the unique things to do in Seneca Falls, NY:


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