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Victor in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Clearing

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. The Clearing Marker
Inscription.  The Seneca people carved a clearing out of the forest in which to locate their town and homes. They used the trees they cut to build their houses and the surrounding palisade wall. The town, the homes, and the fields outside the palisade wall were all considered parts of the clearing and were the domain of Seneca women. They directed all activities within the clearing and controlled the production of corn, beans, and squash so vital to the life of the Seneca (Onodowahgah), people of the great hill.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWomen.
 
Location. 42° 57.782′ N, 77° 24.885′ W. Marker is in Victor, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Boughton Hill Road (County Route 41) and Victor Holcomb Road (New York State Route 444). Marker is at Ganondagan New York State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victor NY 14564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hanuwane (a few steps from this marker); Women's Rights (a few steps from this marker); Spring (within shouting
The Clearing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. The Clearing Marker
Shown behind the visitor center.
distance of this marker); Wenishadenyoh (within shouting distance of this marker); Gahayanduk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jikonhsaseh (about 500 feet away); Palisades (about 500 feet away); Gayanessha'gowa (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
 
Also see . . .  Ganondagan - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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