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Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Gateway between East and West....

 

—Fort Stanwix National Monument —

 
The Gateway between East and West.... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. The Gateway between East and West.... Marker
Inscription. For centuries water was the easiest way to move people, goods, and ideas. Hundreds of tons of trade goods passed over the Oneida Carrying Place — here raw materials sent east from the Great Lakes region passed manufactured goods heading west.

Canoes and flat-bottomed boats called bateaux were the primary watercraft in this region.


 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 12.616′ N, 75° 27.439′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is on North James Street south of West Dominick Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at the entrance of the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Museum and Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walking on an ancient trail... (a few steps from this marker); Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fort Community... (within shouting distance of this marker); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Gateway between East and West.... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. The Gateway between East and West.... Marker
View of historical marker in front of an outdoor display of a flat-bottomed boat called a bateaux, which was one of the primary watercraft in this region.
Their voices heard... (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (about 500 feet away); Guard Duty (about 500 feet away); Fort Stanwix (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
 
More about this marker. This marker is part of a walking tour that goes around the outer perimeter of Fort Stanwix. During the Revolutionary War the Americans built Fort Stanwix to control this gateway between the east and west which was the portage place between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceLandmarksNative AmericansWar, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
The Gateway between East and West.... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
3. The Gateway between East and West.... Marker
View of historical marker in front of the entrance to the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Museum and Visitor Center.
The Gateway between East and West.... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
4. The Gateway between East and West.... Marker
A distant view of historical marker in front of the Fort Stanwix National Monument Museum and Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 618 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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