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

Spring

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. Spring Marker
Inscription.  Chief Blacksmith says that the whole village was supplied by one spring, which issued from the side of a hill. To procure the water more conveniently, the Indians made troughs or conductors of basswood bark, which, when stripped from the tree, curls readily into the proper shape, and with these the conducted the water to a point where it could be caught in their vessels.

The fact that this was the only spring in the vicinity gave prominence to the use of the basswood bark, and hence...arose the name Ga-o-sa-eh-ga-aah, or the basswood bark lies there.

Oramus H. Marshall 1848
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 42° 57.804′ N, 77° 24.908′ 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. The Clearing (within shouting distance of this marker); Hanuwane
Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. Spring Marker
Marker is behind the longhouse.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Gahayanduk (within shouting distance of this marker); Wenishadenyoh (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Palisades (about 400 feet away); Jikonhsaseh (about 600 feet away); Gannagaro (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 15, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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Nov. 26, 2020