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Niagara Falls in Niagara County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Falls Portage

Under Four Nations

 
 
Historic Falls Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
1. Historic Falls Portage Marker
View of historic marker affixed to the side of a large boulder.
Inscription.
Portage Road, constructed on an old Indian trail,
was used to transport goods around the falls from
the Lewiston Landing to Fort Schlosser on the
upper river. It held the key to governing the
entire Great Lakes area and the
Mississippi-Ohio valleys. The portage was
controlled first by the Neuter and Seneca
Indians, then successively by the French
English and Americans.

 
Erected 2002 by Niagara Street Area Business & Professional Association.
 
Location. 43° 5.227′ N, 79° 2.542′ W. Marker is in Niagara Falls, New York, in Niagara County. Marker is at the intersection of Portage Road and Falls Street, on the right when traveling north on Portage Road. Click for map. This historic marker is affixed to the side of a large boulder, on the northeast side of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara Falls NY 14303, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas V. Welch (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portage Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Blockhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Portage Road
Historic Falls Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
2. Historic Falls Portage Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historic marker.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); The Niagara River Portage and the Old Stone Chimney (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Stone Chimney (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. mile away); Niagara Falls Medal of Honor Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara Falls.
 
Categories. Colonial EraMan-Made FeaturesNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
Historic Falls Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
3. Historic Falls Portage Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along Portage Road.
Historic Falls Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
4. Historic Falls Portage Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along Portage Road.
Historic Falls Portage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 28, 2011
5. Historic Falls Portage Marker
View of the historic marker looking west along Fall Street, towards where Niagara Falls is located.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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