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Commemorating Massacre

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 27, 2014
1. Commemorating Massacre Marker
Inscription. Commemorating Massacre of Feb. 8-9,1690. One Hundred and Fourteen French and Ninety-Six Indians Entered During Night at North Gate, Located at this Point. Assault was Commenced Here. Seventy Houses were Burned, Sixty Persons Killed and Twenty-Seven made Prisoners. Outside this Gate, Two were Killed and Two were made Prisoners. Just Inside, two were made Prisoners. Here Adam Vrooman Resisted Attack and his Wife and Child were Killed.

Beukendael Skirmish, July 18, 1748

This Occurred in Glenville About Three Miles Northerly from City. Sixty Citizens were Drawn into Ambush by Indians, Thirty Nine were Killed. Dead were Brought Through this Gate, to Barn on Lot North of Present Dutch Church.

Tablet Erected by Common Council
on Centennial Anniversary of
Incorporation of City,
March 26, 1898

 
Erected 1898 by Schenectady Common Council.
 
Location. 42° 49.063′ N, 73° 56.852′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and North Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Commemorating Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 27, 2014
2. Commemorating Massacre Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ride of Symon Schermerhoorn (a few steps from this marker); Cur Non? (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph C. Yates (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Aaron Dickinson (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arendt Van Curler (about 400 feet away); Dutch Church (about 400 feet away); Yates House (about 500 feet away); St. George's Church 1762 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
The Massacre of 1690 <i>Click on picture to enlarge</i> image. Click for full size.
By Giles F. Yates
3. The Massacre of 1690 Click on picture to enlarge
From the Schenectadyhistory.org website: ...The painter has doubtless taken the traditional poet's license in his drawing. It is very improbable that a single brick or clear two story house stood in Schenectady in 1690 — or until the middle of the next century when large bodies of British troops in the town or passing through, gave quiet and prosperity to the people. In 1690 they were poor farmers and Indian traders, with little wealth in money, carrying on their trade in produce, skins or sewant….
Commemorating Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 27, 2014
4. Commemorating Massacre Marker
Commemorating Massacre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 6, 2008
5. Commemorating Massacre Marker
Marker is at the base of the "Do Not Enter Sign"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 305 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   3. submitted on October 1, 2014.   4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2014, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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