Troy in Rensselaer County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Erected 1992 by Committee to Preserve Troy.
Location. 42° 45.69′ N, 73° 40.496′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from Peter Guenette Lane. Touch for map. There is a paved path winding its way across the Knickerbacker Park from the north end of Peter Guenette Lane at the parking lot for Troy's 1990 Knickerbacker Ice Arena, and ending at the parking lot behind the Lansingburg High School at the east end of 107th Street. The Marker is roughly near the middle of this paved walkway. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12182, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troy, N.Y. Hall of Famers (here, next to this marker); Major General John Ellis Wool (approx. ¼ mile away); World War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); A Panoramic View of American History “Uncle Sam” (approx. 0.3 miles away); George Henry Thomas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Warren Family Mortuary Chapel: 1861 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Street Burial Grounds, 1824 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
More about this marker. The marker was dedicated on June 6, 1992. Following the dedication ceremony, a team representing Troy, playing under the 1882 National League rules, defeated Worcester, Mass 2-0 to extend a winning streak against their former league rivals which dated back to September of 1882.
Also see . . . When Troy Was A Major-League City. Although Troy's stint as a major-league city was brief, Troy is, to this day, an honorary member of the National League, and provided a significant contribution to the annals of major-league baseball. This article goe in depth about that history. (Submitted on April 26, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 1,922 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on April 28, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.