Clifton Park in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This is the Way North
Historic New York
Since pre-historic times, this route has served Indian hunting and war parties as they traveled between the north country and the southern region of New York State. This area was once considered the key to domination of Colonial North America. French, English and American armies often engaged one another in a deadly struggle for the control of this state.
Once isolated and considered desolate, the northern reaches of the State were inhabited by trappers, lumbermen and miners. The Adirondack Mountains served as America’s earliest source of raw material for our infant industry.
Recent times have seen wealthy magnates using these mountains and lakes as a millionaire’s resort paradise. Travel, tourism and commence have increased the steady flow of humanity moving over this important “way North.”
Erected 1967 by State of New York State Education Department, Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Park NY 12065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Spice Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clifton Park Village Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hotel c. 1790 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clifton Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Church c. 1795 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Peck House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Store 1892 (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton Park.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Native Americans •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.