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Syracuse in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Syracuse Area

Historic New York

 
 
Syracuse Area Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 26, 2012
1. Syracuse Area Marker
Inscription. Onondaga Indians, the keepers of the council fires for the Iroquois League, lived here. French soldiers and Jesuit missionaries came from Canada in 1654 to seek their friendship. In that year, Father Simon Le Moyne discovered salt springs in the area. Salt works were set up in 1788, soon after the first permanent settlement. Salt manufacturing flourished until the 1860's. For many years the tax on salt supplied the State's chief revenue. This industry gave the name Salina to the original site of Syracuse. The Erie Canal and the Oswego Canal, connecting the Erie at Syracuse with Lake Ontario and ushered in an area of prosperity and expansion after 1825. Railroads and highways followed the east-west water level route and stimulated industrial growth.

Situated on the edge of the fruitful lake plain beside Onondaga Lake, Syracuse is near the geographical center of New York State. Serving a wide area, her industries which began with the salt works have been many and varied: chinaware, alloy steel, automobiles and automotive gears, air-conditioning and typewriters, chemicals and electronics -- these reflected the industrial growth of America. The first New York State Fair was held in 1841 in Syracuse where it has been an annual event since 1890.
 
Erected by Education Department, State of New York,

Warners Rest Area access road facing west image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, June 26, 2012
2. Warners Rest Area access road facing west
& the NYS Thruway Authority.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal, and the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 43° 5.526′ N, 76° 19.137′ W. Marker is in Syracuse, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker can be reached from NYS Thruway - Warners Rest Area. Click for map. Each rest area on the NYS Thruway has one of these Historic New York plaques. They generally cannot be seen from the Thruway, but if you park, you'll be able to read the text. Marker is in this post office area: Warners NY 13164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paddock Mill (approx. 2.8 miles away); 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Old Yard (approx. 4.5 miles away); Log Cabin Site (approx. 4.7 miles away); Mrs. I.L. Crego House (approx. 4.7 miles away); On This Hill (approx. 5 miles away); Willett Tract (approx. 5.6 miles away); Jesuit Mission (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Warners Rest Area access road facing east image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy
3. Warners Rest Area access road facing east
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 457 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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