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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
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Glass Lake (approx. 2.6 miles away); Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 8.9 miles away); a different marker also named Gen. Henry Knox Trail (approx. 9.7 miles away); Early Toll Road (Berlin, NY) (approx. 9.7 miles away); District No. 6 (approx. 11.3 miles away); Emma Willard (approx. 11.3 miles away); Little Red Schoolhouse (approx. 11.3 miles away); Michael Burke (approx. 11.8 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.
 
Additional keywords. Anti rent wars
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
Home of Big Thunder Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 24, 2013
2. Home of Big Thunder Marker
Home of Big Thunder image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 24, 2013
3. Home of Big Thunder
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2012, by Tom McGreevy of Averill Park, New York. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 32 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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