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

Palisades

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
1. Palisades Marker
Inscription.  
[1] Palisades

The Seneca had double palisades stronger than the pickets of the fort and the first could not have been forced without great loss. Their plan was to keep only 300 men inside, and with 1200 others perpetually harass you.

Rev. Jean de Lamberville, S.J.
October 9, 1684

[2] Palisades

This village, like all those of the Indians is nothing but a collection of cabins, surrounded with palisades twelve or thirteen feet high, bound together at the top, and supported at the base, behind the palisades, by large masses of wood of the height of a man. The curtains are not otherwise flanked, but form a simple enclosure, perfectly square, so that these forts are not any protection. Besides this, the precaution is seldom taken to place them on the bank of a stream, or near a spring, but on some hill, where, ordinarily, they are quite distant from water.

Rev. Rene Brehant de Gallinee
August 12, 1669
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesNative Americans.
 
Location. 42° 57.868′ 
Palisades Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
2. Palisades Marker
N, 77° 24.864′ 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 in Ganondagan New York State Historic Site. The first shown is the 2nd on a path leading north from behind the longhouse. The 2nd shown is the last on a path leading north from the intersection. The path is called "Trail of Peace". 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. Gannagaro (within shouting distance of this marker); Gano'so:d (within shouting distance of this marker); Gahayanduk (within shouting distance of this marker); Graves (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spring (about 400 feet away); Women's Rights (about 500 feet away); Hanuwane (about 500 feet away); Jikonhsaseh (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victor.
 
Also see . . .  Ganondagan - NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Includes a link for the trail map. (Submitted on November 16, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Palisades Marker 1 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
3. Palisades Marker 1
2nd marker north from behind the longhouse.
Palisades Marker 2 image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
4. Palisades Marker 2
Last on the path north from the intersection area. 42.964514N, 77.413696W. The visitor center (white) and longhouse are in the background. View is southwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 16, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 73 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   2. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   3. submitted on November 17, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on November 18, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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