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Montezuma in Cayuga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Squagonna

 
 
Squagonna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 31, 2020
1. Squagonna Marker
Inscription.  
Squagonna
Aboriginal name for
"Paradise of Musquitoes."
The river was Tiohero
"River of Rushes"

 
Erected 1935 by State Education Department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 43° 1.038′ N, 76° 42.635′ W. Marker is in Montezuma, New York, in Cayuga County. Marker is on New York State Route 31 west of High Street, on the right when traveling west. The marker is at the east end of the bridge that carries NY 31 across the Seneca River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montezuma NY 13117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Comfort Tyler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Aqueduct (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Landmark and Pride in Our Community (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Montezuma Heritage Park (approx. 0.6 miles away);
Squagonna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 31, 2020
2. Squagonna Marker
Opened in 1828 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Erie Canal (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montezuma.
 
Squagonna Marker Looking East image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 31, 2020
3. Squagonna Marker Looking East
Squagonna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lugnuts, October 31, 2020
4. Squagonna Marker
The marker is on the right side of the highway, just before the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 3, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2020, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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