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Town of Nassau in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Big Thunder

 
 
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By Virginia McGreevy, August 14, 2012
1. Home of Big Thunder Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Smith Boughton, leader of 1844-45 anti rent war, liver here: 1838-1888
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights.
 
Location. 42° 35.741′ N, 73° 30.561′ W. Marker is in Town of Nassau, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker is on New York State Route 43 just from Alps Mountain Rd, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Averill Park NY 12018, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Big Thunder” (approx. 2.6 miles away); Glass Lake (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hoags Corners (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sand Lake Union (approx. 3.2 miles away); Sand Lake Baptist Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sand Lake Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 4.6 miles away); Log Meeting House Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Bernard Uhlein (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Regarding Home of Big Thunder. Rent wars refer to the effort to break up the Van Rensselaer land holdings that forced settlers to pay rent to the Van Rensselaers.
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 24, 2013
2. Home of Big Thunder Marker
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Other "Big Thunder" Markers:
 
Additional keywords. Anti rent wars
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 24, 2013
3. Home of Big Thunder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2012, by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 15, 2012, by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York.   2, 3. submitted on May 29, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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