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Amsterdam in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Mother Lake”

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 28, 2014
1. "Mother Lake" Marker
Inscription.
Leonora Barry-Lake
1849 - 1930 Millhand Elected
Knights of Labor National
Head. Credited for First
Mill Inspection Law.
George E. Pataki, Governor

 
Erected 1998 by New York State Governor's Commission Honoring the Achievements of Women.
 
Location. 42° 56.129′ N, 74° 11.336′ W. Marker is in Amsterdam, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Ave. and East Main Street, on the left when traveling north on Washington Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amsterdam NY 12010, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Green Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sanford Mansion (approx. mile away); Chuctanunda Terrace Site (approx. mile away); Donato (Dan) Persico, Chief T/M (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sweet Canal Store (approx. half a mile away); Guy Park (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Guy Park, 1766 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hurricana Stock Farm (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amsterdam.
 
More about this marker.
"Mother Lake" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 28, 2014
2. "Mother Lake" Marker
1998 marked the 150th Anniversary of the Women's Rights Movement, launched at the world's first Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York on July 19 to July 20, 1848.

To honor that anniversary The New York State Governor's Commission Honoring the Achievements of Women has expanded the New York State historical marker program, started in 1926, to more accurately reflect women's contributions to history. Each county was asked to participate by nominating three historic local women who contributed to the community and deserved recognition. From these nominations, the Commission sponsored the creation and installation of a historical marker for every participating county.

The markers are cast iron painted with the colors of the suffrage movement, purple and gold. The markers were dedicated and installed throughout the state during the fall of 1998. The "Mother Lake" marker is one of approximately 50 markers added that year.
 
Additional keywords. Amsterdam Mall
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceLabor UnionsWomen
 
"Mother Lake" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 28, 2014
3. "Mother Lake" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 30, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 30, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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