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The Mohawk Valley

A Valley of Challenges

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, February 9, 2019
1. A Valley of Challenges
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The Burning of the Valleys
Aimed at disrupting supply lines and devastating the crops that fed troops during the Revolutionary War, the Burning of the Valleys was a ruthless campaign waged against civilians and led by the British Army, Loyalist farmers and Native Americans who were seeking to regain the homes from which they had been driven or fled. The Patriots claimed revenge in what came to be known as the Border Raids.

Willett to the Rescue
In 1781, Colonel Marinus Willett arrived to lead the Patriot forces across the Mohawk Valley frontier, helping to secure a supply of food for the Continental Army. The presence of these soldiers brought an increased sense of safety to farmers and their families and protected them from further raids.

Washington Tours the Valley
General George Washington toured the valley as the war drew to a close in 1783. This visit inspired generations to come who would help turn the region into the "Gateway of America” with the construction of the Erie Canal.

Nearby Attractions-
Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park, Fort Plain
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important military outpost during the Revolutionary War, now a museum of Mohawk Valley history
Herkimer Home State Historic Site, Little Falls
This is where General Nicholas Herkimer raised 800 militia to relieve troops at Fort Stanwix in 1777
Steuben Memorial State Historic State, Remsen
This is the reconstructed log home that honors the "Drillmaster of the American Revolution."
Stone Arabia Churches, Palatine Bridge
An 18th-century burial ground with soldiers who lost their lives in the Revolutionary War''s Battle of Stone Arabia.
 
Location. 42° 54.998′ N, 74° 26.779′ W. Marker is in Fultonville, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from NY Thruway (Interstate 90) when traveling west. Marker is at the Mohawk Valley Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fultonville NY 12072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Transportation is King / Modernization (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (a few steps from this marker); Bollards (within shouting distance of this marker); The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Buoy Boat
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on February 11, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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