“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Angola in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Western New York

Historic New York

Historic New York Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, November 15, 2009
1. Historic New York Marker
Inscription.  Following La Salle's arrival at the Niagara River in 1678, that waterway between Lakes Erie and Ontario became a natural route to and from the river during the 18th century. Permanent settlement of the Western New York began in 1800 following the three-million-acre purchase by the Holland Land Company. The company's agent, Joseph Ellicott, surveyed the purchase and laid out Buffalo.

Western New York developed rapidly following completion of the Erie Canal in 1825, and Buffalo became an important transportation crossroads. The Erie Railroad, completed in 1851 connected Lake Erie with the Hudson River and was the first railroad to cross the state.

As a leading milling and manufacturing center, Buffalo attracted many immigrants from Germany, Poland, Italy and Hungary. The area possesses several educational and cultural institutions, and Buffalo is the state's second largest city.

Grape cultivation began in 1834 in the Chautauqua region which has become famous for it's production of juice and jellies. At Fredonia was founded in 1873 the Women's Christian Temperance Union. In 1874, the Chautauqua Institution began
Amvets Memorial Highway image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, November 15, 2009
2. Amvets Memorial Highway
an educational program which brought music, drama and lectures to communities throughout the nation.
Erected by Education Department - State of New York 1965, NTS Thruway Authority.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal, and the Historic New York marker series.
Location. 42° 38.174′ N, 78° 59.381′ W. Marker is near Angola, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on New York State Thruway / AMVETS Memorial Highway (Interstate 90 at milepost 443). Marker is in the rest stop on on the west bound side of Interstate 90. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Angola NY 14006, 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. "Angola Horror" (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of "Bundy's Mill" (approx. 1.9 miles away); Burial Site of Asa Ames / Pioneer Cemetery 1810-1928 (approx. 2.6 miles away); Major William C. Dudley (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of First Town Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dedicated to the Memory (approx. 2.9 miles away); Birthplace of Willis Haviland Carrier (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Historic First Church of Evans (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Angola.
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Entrance to the right of marker. image. Click for full size.
By Lora Szloh, January 14, 2009
3. Entrance to the right of marker.

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Lora Szloh of Berea, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,156 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Lora Szloh of Berea, Ohio.   3. submitted on November 16, 2009, by Lora Szloh of Berea, Ohio. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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