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First Maple Sap Tubing System

 
 
First Maple Sap Tubing System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2013
1. First Maple Sap Tubing System Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1916 Wm C Brower invented and patented the first sap gravity flow tubing system from tree to sugar house for making maple syrup
 
Erected 1993 by Town Board and Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1916.
 
Location. 43° 9.239′ N, 74° 14.354′ W. Marker is in Mayfield, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Mountain Road (County Route 123), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 331 Mountain Road, Mayfield NY 12117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacandaga Pike (approx. ¾ mile away); Cranberry Creek (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Cranberry Creek (approx. 1.4 miles away); Indian Raid (approx. 2.6 miles away); Osborn’s Bridge (approx. 3 miles away); Sweets Crossing (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dutch Reformed Church of Mayfield
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(approx. 3.8 miles away); Burying Ground (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayfield.
 
More about this marker. On this site was the farm of William Brower who is credited with inventing the use of tubing to gravity feed maple syrup from trees to collecting tanks. The Mayfield Historical Society and Town of Mayfield gave him recognition by dedicating this marker in 1993. State Historian Edwin J. Winslow was present at this event.
 
Also see . . .  Home of William Brower, Inventor:. (Submitted on August 29, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Site of First Sap Gravity-Flow Tubing System Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 29, 2013
2. Site of First Sap Gravity-Flow Tubing System Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on August 30, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2013, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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