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

Walking on an ancient trail...

 

—Fort Stanwix National Monument —

 
Walking on an ancient trail... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
1. Walking on an ancient trail... Marker
Inscription. For centuries American Indians, traders, soldiers, and travelers crossed over this very path. Here goods and ideas were exchanged.

The name of this portage trail between two river systems is the "Oneida Carrying Place." It served as a major east-west route linking the Atlantic to the Great Lakes when waterways were the lifeblood of trade.

Trace the path back in time.

Depending on the season, boats and goods were carried over land as much as six miles between the two rivers

 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 43° 12.613′ N, 75° 27.422′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker can be reached from North James Street south of West Dominick Street. Touch for map. This historical marker is located between the Fort Stanwix National Monument's Museum and Visitor Center and the reconstructed Fort Stanwix, along a walking path. 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. The Gateway between East and West.... (a few steps from this marker); Discover how courage, survival, and success against the odds shaped history... (within shouting distance of
Walking on an ancient trail... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
2. Walking on an ancient trail... Marker
View of the historical marker looking south down the walking path (situated on the Oneida Carrying Place), with a view of the Fort Stanwix National Monument Museum and Visitor Center in the background.
this marker); The Fort Community... (within shouting distance of this marker); Stars & Stripes First Flew in Battle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Their voices heard... (about 400 feet away); Southwest Bombproof: Storeroom and Siege Hospital (about 400 feet away); Guard Duty (about 400 feet away); Fort Stanwix (about 400 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.
 
Also see . . .  Oneida Carry. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Submitted on July 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceLandmarksNative AmericansNotable PlacesWar, French and IndianWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Walking on an ancient trail... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
3. Walking on an ancient trail... Marker
View looking east of the historical marker with the southwest bastion of the reconstructed Fort Stanwix in the background.
Walking on an ancient trail... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2010
4. Walking on an ancient trail... Marker
View looking north of the historical marker situated along the walking path with a view of the reconstructed Fort Stanwix in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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