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

St. Lawrence River and Massena

Historic New York

 
 
St. Lawrence River and Massena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
1. St. Lawrence River and Massena Marker
Inscription. The St. Lawrence River from earliest times has provided a direct route for travel and transportation between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes. After the Revolution much of the land in northern New York came into the hands of Alexander Macomb and other speculators, so that settlement began slowly. Settlers attracted by mineral springs in 1798 founded Massena, named for one of Napoleon's generals.

During the War of 1812 and the Canadian Patriot War of 1837-39, the region was the scene of military action and cross-border raids. In recent times international cooperation has brought about the construction of the St. Lawrence Seaway and Power Project, opened in 1959. Greatly altering the appearance of the area, these have also created new facilities for transportation and recreation.

Extensive pasture lands make the region ideal for dairy farming. Iron, zinc, talc and lead mines yield significant industrial products. The presence of water power later converted to electrical energy, has stimulated diverse industries. Among these were paper making and, after 1897, the manufacture of aluminum.
 
Erected 1961 by New York State Education and Public Works Departments.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location.
Eastward at the Rest Area, South Side of NY 37 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
2. Eastward at the Rest Area, South Side of NY 37
44° 55′ N, 74° 59.411′ W. Marker is in Massena, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker can be reached from New York State Route 37 half a mile west of Whalen Road. Click for map. Marker is at a rest area along a parallel access road situated for eastbound traffic on NY Route 37. Marker is between Whalen Road and Willard Road. Marker is in this post office area: Massena NY 13662, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wilson Hill Wildlife Management Area (approx. 1.3 miles away); Holstein Friesian Cattle in Ontario (approx. 4 miles away in Canada); Battle of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 6.9 kilometers away in Canada); Battle of Crysler’s Farm 1813 (approx. 7 kilometers away in Canada); Loyalist American Regiments / Loyalists of the Indian Nations / Sir John Johnson (approx. 7 kilometers away in Canada); Battlefield of Crysler’s Farm (approx. 7 kilometers away in Canada); In Memory of Those Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice (approx. 7.7 kilometers away); Dedicated to All Members of the U.S. Armed Forces (approx. 7.9 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Massena.
 
Also see . . .
1. Massena, NY - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project - New York Power Authority
St. Lawrence River and Massena Marker at Rest Area image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, November 9, 2014
3. St. Lawrence River and Massena Marker at Rest Area
. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Alexander Macomb (merchant) - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 2, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceWar of 1812Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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