Lackawanna in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Father Baker's Gas Well
Erected 1976 by Lackawanna Bicentennial Committee.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Spirit of 76, America's Bicentennial Celebration marker series.
Location. 42° 49.563′ N, 78° 49.318′ W. Marker is in Lackawanna, New York, in Erie County. Marker is at the intersection of Ridge Road and South Park Avenue (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling east on Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 Ridge Road, Buffalo NY 14218, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Lady of Victory Basilica (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Industrial Icons Ecological Restoration (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ship Canal Commons (approx. 1½ miles away); Hanna Furnace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Environmental Remediation (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wind Power on the Waterfront (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lackawanna.
More about this marker. Dedicated July 23, 1976 by the Rev. Msgr. Joseph N. McPherson.
Regarding Father Baker's Gas Well. Some consider the finding of the gas to have been a miracle. Father Baker has been declared venerable by the church - a step towards possible sainthood.
Also see . . . Nelson Baker - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 15, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2016, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.