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Ticonderoga in Essex County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A landscape filled with legend and activity . . .

Champlain Valley Heritage Network

 
 
Champlain Valley Heritage Network Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
1. Champlain Valley Heritage Network Marker
Inscription. British soldiers who chose not to return to England following the Seven Years War mustered out of the army to settle on land they had seen during the campaigns against the French. The sandy loam soil around Streetroad has sustained a diversity of agriculture ever since – from orchards and corn fields, to dairy cattle and pasturage for “Ti Trotters” bred from Morgan stock. Local farmers trained their winners on practice tracks nearby.

One local farmer’s interest in Indian customs gave rise to the Forest Theatre. Tom Cook’s Indian Pageant began as a celebration of the “green corn festival” in 1932. Over the years, it grew into an annual event portraying Native American life to hundreds of summer visitors.
 
Location. 43° 52.86′ N, 73° 26.958′ W. Marker is in Ticonderoga, New York, in Essex County. Marker is on New York State Route 9N, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ticonderoga NY 12883, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Streetroad Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Old Military Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hancock House (approx. 2.4 miles away);
Marker in Ticonderoga Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
2. Marker in Ticonderoga
Liberty Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hon. Clayton Harris DeLano (approx. 2.6 miles away); Grand Carry Landing (approx. 2.6 miles away); Death of Lord Howe (approx. 2.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Men of Ticonderoga (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ticonderoga.
 
More about this marker. A map of the Champlain Valley area appears on the left of the marker. The upper left features a photograph of a “Ti Trotters” courtesy of the Ticonderoga Historical Society.
 
Marker in Ticonderoga Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, July 12, 2008
3. Marker in Ticonderoga
The marker, seen near the flagpole in the background, is located in front of Streetroad Cemetery in Ticonderoga, NY.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 888 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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