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Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy

 
 
Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
1. Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy Marker
Northward; same on both sides.
Inscription. 1 Mile West, site of fulling mill where President Millard Fillmore worked when a boy in 1814.
 
Erected 1940 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 34.862′ N, 77° 44.293′ W. Marker is in West Sparta, New York, in Livingston County. Marker is at the intersection of Sonyea Road (New York State Route 36) and Coffee Hill Road, on the right when traveling south on Sonyea Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dansville NY 14437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old South Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of the First Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dansville Civil War Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); First Local Red Cross (approx. 2.7 miles away); Dansville Honors Its Veterans of All Wars (approx. 2.7 miles away); Site of First House in Dansville (approx. 2.9 miles away); Indian Cabin (approx. 5.2 miles away); First House in Canaseraga (approx. 8.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Millard Fillmore - The White House. (Submitted on August 20, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Politics
 
Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
2. Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy Marker
Southward
Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
3. Where President Millard Fillmore Worked When a Boy Marker
Northward
Millard Fillmore image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
4. Millard Fillmore
This c. 1843 portrait of Millard Fillmore hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“At the beginning of his administration, Millard Fillmore bestowed his presidential blessing on the Compromise of 1850 Senator Henry Clay's proposal to unite the North and the slave holding South. The ensuing harmony, however, was short-lived. Among the compromise's concessions to the South was the new Fugitive Slave Law, which facilitated the capture of runaway slaves, and Fillmore was determined to enforce it. As northern abolitionists sought to undermine enforcement, tempers on both sides of the issue flared again. The sectional bitterness made a future rupture over slavery all but certain.

Fillmore's portrait by an unidentified artist dates to about the time he retired from the House of Representatives in the early 1840s. In the years following, he devoted himself to reconciling the growing differences among fellow Whigs in his native New York State.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.   4. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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