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Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joncaire Trading Post

 
 
Joncaire Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
1. Joncaire Trading Post Marker
Inscription.  
Near here the Frenchman
Chabert Joncaire in 1758
set up the first white
establishment on the site
of Buffalo.

Evacuated 1759 at the approach
of the British.

 
Erected 1959 by General Mills, Inc. and Buffalo Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, French and Indian.
 
Location. 42° 52.247′ N, 78° 52.512′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on South Michigan Avenue west of Ganson Street, on the left when traveling west. The historic marker is affixed to the front side, brick wall, of a General Mills building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Development of the Inner Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away); General Mills and Great Northern Elevators (approx. ¼ mile away); The Connecting Terminal and General Mills Elevators (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Cobblestone Historic District
Joncaire Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
2. Joncaire Trading Post Marker
View of the historic marker affixed to the front left side of this General Mills building, just above the fire hydrant.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); The French Connection (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marble Ruins (approx. 0.4 miles away); History of Times Beach (approx. half a mile away); Times Beach Nature Preserve (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
 
Joncaire Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
3. Joncaire Trading Post Marker
View, looking west along South Michigan Street, of the historic marker affixed to the wall of the building on the left hand side of the street (just to the left of the railroad crossing sign).
Joncaire Trading Post Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
4. Joncaire Trading Post Marker
View, looking east along South Michigan Street, of the historic marker affixed to the wall of the building on the right hand side of the street. Note the General Mills sign on the street corner in the background.
General Mills Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 10, 2012
5. General Mills Sign
View of the General Mills sign, with the building that has the featured historic marker affixed to its front outside wall in the immediate background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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