Clyde in Wayne County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
World War Cannon
(250mm German Mine Launcher)
Between 1910-1918, the Rheinmetall Factory of Germany produced 1,234 of these heavy trench mortars. They could hurl 97kg (210-lb) high-explosive shells up to 550 meters. This gun was a war trophy given by the US Government to the Village of Clyde in 1925. It was placed here in honor of local soldiers who lost their lives during World War One.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World I. A significant historical year for this entry is 1925.
Location. 43° 5.041′ N, 76° 52.23′ W. Marker is in Clyde, New York, in Wayne County. Marker is on South Park Street west of Glasgow Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is attached to the mortar, on the southern edge of the Village Park. It is adjacent to the Clyde Downtown Historic District Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde NY 14433, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clyde Downtown Historic District (a few steps from this marker); Roll of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Galen Historical Society Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Conflagration (about Train Wreck (about 400 feet away); Iron Lift Bridge (about 500 feet away); Erie Mansion B&B (approx. 0.2 miles away); Iron Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyde.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.