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

Liberty Pole

 
 
Liberty Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
1. Liberty Pole Marker
Inscription.  
Liberty Pole
The first blood shed in Tryon County during the revolution was near this spot when patriots attempted to erect a liberty pole in May, 1775.

Sir William Johnson gave this or a similar stone to Francis Saltz for a mill on Schoharie Creek about 1750.
erected by
Caughnawaga Chapter D.A.R.
The State Department of Education
1934

 
Erected 1934 by Caughnawaga Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 42° 57.006′ N, 74° 23.53′ W. Marker is in Fonda, New York, in Montgomery County. Marker is on New York State Route 5 west of Hickory Hill Road (County Route 33), on the right when traveling west. Located on the grounds of the Saint Kateri National Shrine & Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fonda NY 12068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kateri's Home (a few steps from this marker); A Liberty Pole (a few steps from this marker); Veeder Home (approx. 0.2 miles
Liberty Pole Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
2. Liberty Pole Marker
away); Caughnawaga (approx. ¼ mile away); Caughnawaga Castle Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Caughnawaga (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mohawk Area (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnson Hall - 1763 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fonda.
 
Also see . . .  Saint Kateri National Shrine and Historic Site. (Submitted on December 15, 2020, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Millard E. Crane Memorial image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 4, 2019
3. Millard E. Crane Memorial
In Memory of
Millard E. Crane
1909 — 1981
Educator, Historian, Civic Leader
And Chairman
Local Bicentennial Celebrations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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