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Near Romulus in Seneca County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Sampson State Park Experience

 
 
The Sampson State Park Experience Marker Excerpt image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
1. The Sampson State Park Experience Marker Excerpt
Inscription.  

Sampson State Park offers adventure for those who seek it. Within its 2,000 acres, the park provides visitors with opportunities to swim, boat, camp, hike, bicycle, picnic, sun bathe, hunt, cross-country ski, and snowmobile.

Before this area was acquired by New York State in 1960 for a state park, the property was home to a naval training station during World War II (1942-1946), Sampson State College (1946-1949), and an Air Force base during the Korean War (1950-1956).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, World IIWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1960.
 
Location. 42° 43.759′ N, 76° 53.608′ W. Marker is near Romulus, New York, in Seneca County. Marker is on the Sampson State Park Entrance Drive west of New York State Route 96A, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Sampson State Park, 6096 NY Route 96A, Romulus NY 14541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U. S. Naval Training Station & Center 1942-1946 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Watts Folwell

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(about 500 feet away); U.S. Air Force Training Base (about 600 feet away); Honoring the Over 100 Dispossessed Families (about 600 feet away); Jets Go To War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Anchors Aweigh (approx. 0.6 miles away); Portal to Air Power (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Romulus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Sampson State Park. (Submitted on June 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sampson Naval Training Base. (Submitted on June 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sampson Air Force Base. (Submitted on June 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Sampson State Park Experience Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
2. The Sampson State Park Experience Marker
Looking west, with Seneca Lake in distant left background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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