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Massena in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Empire State

Historic New York

 
 
The Empire State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
1. The Empire State Marker
Historic New York marker series.
Inscription. Following exploration by Champlain and Hudson in 1609, the first permanent settlement began in the Hudson Valley in 1624. Dutch rule was displaced in 1664 by the English who named New York after the King's brother, the Duke of York and Albany. Conflict between England and France over posts in western and northern New York ended in 1763. Then the American Revolution brought the ravages of war to all parts of the State. At Saratoga (Schuylerville) in 1777 was fought the decisive battle of the Revolution.

One of the thirteen original states, New York adopted its Constitution in 1777. George Washington referred to the State as "the seat of the Empire," and New York City became the first capital of the United States. The State has had a pivotal position in national politics with numerous New Yorkers serving in the Presidency and other high offices. An exceptional variety of natural resources and a population augmented by immigration make New York a leader in agriculture, industry, finance, and the arts. Unsurpassed transportation routes also spurred New York's development and the growth of the nation. New Yorkers continue to add significant chapters to the history of the Empire State fulfilling its motto of Excelsior - "ever upward."
 
Erected 1966 by New York State Education and Public Works
NY 37 Westbound Rest Area. image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
2. NY 37 Westbound Rest Area.
Departments.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 44° 57.813′ N, 74° 46.602′ W. Marker is in Massena, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on New York State Route 37 half a mile east of Haverstock Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at a westbound rest area on NY Route 37 between the International Bridge Approach road and Haverstock Road. Eastbound traffic on NY 37 must proceed to a break in the divider and reverse direction to reach the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Massena NY 13662, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eisenhower Lock (approx. 3.8 miles away); Akwesasne (AH kwey ZAH sney) (approx. 4.2 miles away); Site of First School in Massena (approx. 5.9 miles away); Dedicated to All Members of the U.S. Armed Forces (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lost Villages of the St Lawrence (approx. 6.2 miles away in Canada); In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 10 kilometers away).
 
More about this marker. There are no facilities at the rest area.
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationWar, French and IndianWar, US Revolutionary
 
The Empire State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
3. The Empire State Marker
The Empire State Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
4. The Empire State Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 197 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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