Clifton Park in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This is the Way North
Historic New York
Since pre-historic times, this route has served Indian hunting and war parties as they traveled between the north country and the southern region of New York State. This area was once considered the key to domination of Colonial North America. French, English and American armies often engaged one another in a deadly struggle for the control of this state.
Once isolated and considered desolate, the northern reaches of the State were inhabited by trappers, lumbermen and miners. The Adirondack Mountains served as America’s earliest source of raw material for our infant industry.
Recent times have seen wealthy magnates using these mountains and lakes as a millionaire’s resort paradise. Travel, tourism and commence have increased the steady flow of humanity moving over this important “way North.”
Erected 1967 by State of New York State Education Department, Department of Transportation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
Location. 42° 52.671′ N, 73° 46.598′ W. Marker is in Clifton Park, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Interstate 87, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Clifton Park Rest Area on I-87. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton Park NY 12065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Turnpike (approx. half a mile away); Spice Factory (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clifton Park Village Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hotel c. 1790 (approx. 0.9 miles away); Clifton Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Church c. 1795 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Peck House (approx. 2.1 miles away); Store 1892 (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton Park.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 28, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.