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Fultonville in Montgomery County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Mohawk Valley

A Proud History of Farming

 
 
The Mohawk Valley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, February 9, 2019
1. The Mohawk Valley Marker
Inscription.  
Feeding an Army
A plentiful source of wheat and dairy, the Mohawk and Schoharie Valleys have long been vital farmlands. They were the targets for the British during the revolutionary War because they were important sources of food for the Continental Army.

Hops and Crops
America has always loved its beer, partially because arriving Europeans considered drinking water unsafe. By the Civil War, nearly 90 percent of all hops grown in the nation were from New York, with more than a third of the state's yield coming from Otsego County here in the Mohawk Valley.

Farmland of the Free
Escaping wars, famine and religious persecution, huge numbers of European immigrants migrated to the Mohawk Valley to farm its rich, fertile soil.

Nearby Attractions
-The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown
-Schoharie County Beverage Trail, Countywide
-Cooperstown Beverage Trail, Cooperstown
 
Erected by Path through History/I Love New York.
 
Location. 42° 54.986′ N, 74° 
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26.795′ 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 rest area. 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. History of the Buoy Boat (a few steps from this marker); The Erie Canal (a few steps from this marker); Transportation is King / Modernization (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Bollards (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Mohawk Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Then and Now (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fultonville.
 
Categories. AgricultureWar, US Revolutionary
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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