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Near Union Springs in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gypsum Quarries

 
 
Gypsum Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2020
1. Gypsum Quarries Marker
Inscription.  
Philip Yawger discovered gypsum here in 1802. This was the only known source in the United States at that time.
 
Erected by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 42° 51.994′ N, 76° 41.767′ W. Marker is near Union Springs, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker is on Route 90, ¾ mile north of New York State Route 326, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Union Springs NY 13160, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First School House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Stone School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Yawger Tavern (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cayuga Mine (approx. 1.4 miles away); Spring Mills (approx. 1½ miles away); Mill Pond Nature Trail (approx. 1½ miles away); 1840 Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); In Memory (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union Springs.
 
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Gypsum Quarries Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Steve Stoessel, February 23, 2020
2. Gypsum Quarries Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 24, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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