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Chittenango in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lamplighters Cart

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, September 14, 2019
1. Lamplighters Cart Marker
Inscription.  The lamplighter used this cart to maintain the village streetlamps. He would use a long pole to light the lamps each evening and put them out each morning. During the day he would use the cart to carry fuel and materials to maintain the streetlamps. The cart may have been built by the F.J. Aubeuf Company of Oneida, NY circa 1928.

The ladder was used to maintain the lamp at the top of the post.

The streetlamp frame has glass panels to protect the flame from the wind. It would be placed on a wooden post about 8' tall.

The picture to the left shows a streetlamp on Genesee St near the Chittenango Creek bridge.
 
Erected by Village of Chittenango.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1928.
 
Location. 43° 2.661′ N, 75° 52.017′ W. Marker is in Chittenango, New York, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Genesee Street (New York State Route 5) and New York State Route 173, on the right when traveling west on Genesee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chittenango NY 13037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Steve Stoessel, September 14, 2019
2. Lamplighters Cart Marker
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lateral Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Cannery at the Crosswaters (approx. 1.1 miles away); A Busy, Bustling Boatyard (approx. 1.1 miles away); Feeding the Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dry Docks: Canal Service Centers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Canaseraga (approx. 1.4 miles away); Canal Industry (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chittenango.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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