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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 20, 2014
Alumni Hall, Alfred University Marker
New York (Allegany County), Alfred — Alumni Hall, Alfred University
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. — Map (db m75884) HM
New York (Allegany County), Alfred — The Robert R. McComsey Career Development Center at the Allen-Steinheim Museum
Dedicated October 6, 1997. The Allen-Steinheim Museum was built between 1876 and 1890 by Alfred University's second president, Jonathan Allen. A natural history museum, the Gothic ediface was built from approximately 8,000 different specimens of . . . — Map (db m75795) HM
New York (Allegany County), Alfred — This Statue of King Alfred The Great — (A.D. 849-899)
was provided through the generosity of Stephen Clarke Saunders '58 and Barbara Potter Saunders '60, and was dedicated in September 1990 as a remembrance of the heritage of Alfred University and as a memorial to the "Education King." William . . . — Map (db m75759) HM
New York (Allegany County), Alma — B.J. Thomas — (1843-1918)
Driller & contractor from PA, who earned nickname of "Dry Hole Ben" by seldom promoting successful oil wells. His continued faith in paying quantities of oil in Allegany County let him drill many historical wells. Including the "Wildcat Well" on . . . — Map (db m65539) HM
New York (Allegany County), Angelica — Angelica Cemetery
Site gift of Church family, 1801; First burial, 1803; among noted men of Allegany Co. Buried here are; Major M. Van Campen, Capt. P. Church, Judge M. Grover and Rev. C. Fairbank — Map (db m65538) HM
New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Belfast Civil War Monument
(front) In honor of our soldiers the defenders of the Union Civil War 1861 - 1865 Gettysburg (right) Sixth New York Cavalry Five Forks (rear) Enlisted from Allen, N.Y. Wilderness (left) First . . . — Map (db m75785) WM
New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Belfast World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Memorial
We dedicate this memorial to those who served in World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam, especially those who died for our freedom. — Map (db m75787) WM
New York (Allegany County), Belfast — Township of Belfast World War I Memorial
In honor of the men of the Township of Belfast who served their country in the Great War for world-wide liberty, 1917 - 1919. — Map (db m75786) WM
New York (Allegany County), Belmont — Town of Amity Civil War Monument
(front) Erected by the citizens of Amity 1861-1865 (right) In memory of the men of the township (rear) who offered their lives to their country (left) in order that their country . . . — Map (db m75782) WM
New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Early Cemetery
Used as a burial ground for pioneer families: Lesuer, Tyler, Cowles, Kellogg, Mead, Daniels, Beers, Davie stones date from the 1820's. — Map (db m88284) HM
New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — Lesuer House
Early settler Eli Lesuer bought this property 1834. Elected 1st town assessor 1825, school commissioner 1834, and path master 1846. — Map (db m88283) HM
New York (Allegany County), Bolivar — This Is Oil Country! — Historic New York
The presence of oil in this area of the Allegheny foothills has been known by white men since 1627, when a French missionary reported that the Indians used "a good kind of oil" for medicinal purposes from the nearby Seneca Oil Spring. Production . . . — Map (db m88286) HM
New York (Allegany County), Canaseraga — First House in Canaseraga
Built on this site by Samuel Boylan in 1806. — Map (db m75911) HM
New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge — (bridge location)
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge 1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00. 1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating 1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in . . . — Map (db m75913) HM
New York (Allegany County), Caneadea — Caneadea Historic Camelback Bridge — (Genesee River Access Site location)
1902 Flood destroyed wooden bridge 1903 Camelback Parker Truss Bridge built by Groton Bridge Works at a cost of $6,360.00. 1952 Wooden floor replaced with iron grating 1990 "Grandparents of the Future" chained themselves to the bridge in protest . . . — Map (db m75916) HM
New York (Allegany County), Centerville — Centerville Town Hall
This building was originally known as the First Presbyterian Church of Centerville. Church members purchased this lot in 1858 and began construction of the church, completing it in 1859 at a cost of $3,000. — Map (db m75936) HM
New York (Allegany County), Ceres — Ceres School
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2010 by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m88289) HM
New York (Allegany County), Cuba — Dedicated to All Veterans
Dedicated to all veterans Through peace or war their memories will never die — Map (db m86600) WM
New York (Allegany County), New Hudson — Hanging Bog
Hanging Bog is a man-made pond built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's on then federally owned land. In 1962 Hanging Bog was transferred to New York State. The pond is referred to as Hanging Bog because of its unique mat of floating . . . — Map (db m86561) HM
New York (Allegany County), Oil Springs Indian Reservation — 1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927
1627 Seneca Oil Spring 1927 Forms the first chapter in the development of the petroleum industry in America - a gigantic world enterprise transforming modern life. 1627 Oil in American continent first recorded in this region by the Franciscan . . . — Map (db m86604) HM
New York (Allegany County), Richburg — One Mile East of this Spot
Stands a monument marking the site of the first commercial well in the Richburg Oil Field. Completed April 27, 1881. This marker was erected by local oil producers and the site provided by the Richburg Board of Education. — Map (db m88333) HM
New York (Allegany County), Wellsville — Triangle No. 1
First oil well drilled in Allegany County drilled by O.P. Taylor 1879 — Map (db m65540) HM
New York (Allegany County), Willing — First Town Meeting
Town of Willing held at home of Hiram York March 2, 1852 — Map (db m88288) HM

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