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By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 15, 2017
First Cheese Factory Marker
New York (Chautauqua County), Arkwright — First Cheese Factory
First Cheese Factory in Chautauqua County erected here in 1861 by Asahel Burnham — Map (db m105666) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Arkwright — The First Town Meeting
The first town meeting in Arkwright was held on this site May 2, 1830 in the home of Simeon Clinton. — Map (db m105665) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Bemus Point — Bemus Point Hotels
Between 1871 and 1880 four separate hotels were constructed on Lakeside Drive: Felton House; Columbian Inn; Mason House; and the Hotel Lenhart. — Map (db m97612) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Bemus Point — Bemus Point Library — 1908-1967
First library built on land donated by Elizabeth Bemus, librarian & study club founder chartered by NYS in 1910. — Map (db m97613) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Bemus Point — Train Depot
Built by the Chautauqua Lake Railway. Later used by the J.W & N.W. electric trolley line. 1887-1950. — Map (db m97614) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Brocton — Brocton Arch
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 by the United States Department of the Interior.

Brocton Arch Erected 1913 With unprecedented growth of the village, the Village of Brocton and Town of Portland . . . — Map (db m96609) HM

New York (Chautauqua County), Cassagada — Dedicated to All
Dedicated to all Cassadaga area servicemen and women who gave their lives for our country. World War I Terry S. Tarr. World War II Raymond Carr, Vernon Clark, Donald Cobb, Archie Johnson, Arthur Jones, Edward Lehnen, Donald McBride, . . . — Map (db m94888) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Celoron — Celoron Veterans Memorial
Celoron Veterans Memorial World War I Herman Faulkner, Herman Kent World War II Cyrus M. Greiner, Harold Lind Kermit Miller, Ronald H. Ramsey Harold Seekins, Boon Takagi Howard A. Wheeler, Gilbert Yasher Korea William H. Lawson, Jules T. . . . — Map (db m105747) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Chautauqua — Lewis Miller Cottage
Lewis Miller Cottage, Chautauqua Institution has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses exceptional value in commemmorating or . . . — Map (db m117533) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Chautauqua — Miller Park
This sylvan tract known as Miller Park honors the memory of Lewis Miller, co-founder in 1874 with Methodist Bishop John Heyl Vincent of the Chautauqua Assembly now known as Chautauqua Institution. Like that of Lewis Miller himself, the history of . . . — Map (db m117532) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Chautauqua — Palestine Park — A Continuing Tradition
At the founding of Chautauqua in 1874, John Heyl Vincent assigned to Dr. W.W. Wythe the task of creating Palestine Park, starting with a makeshift temporary wooden model. The park has evolved to its present permanent location and depicts the . . . — Map (db m117529) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Chautauqua — Pier Building
Pier Building 1886 - 1916 Replacing the old wharf, the pier building stood three stories high, with ticket, baggage and dock offices in the first floor, shops and an observation veranda on the second floor, and dorms and classrooms on the third . . . — Map (db m117530) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Chautauqua — Pioneer Home
Pioneer Home June, 1806 William and Mehitable Wing Prendergast and family settled in a log house. Sons notable in county history. — Map (db m117534) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Chautauqua — This Tower
This tower erected in 1911 by the contributions of many Chautauquans, is a memoral to Lewis Miller one of the founders of Chautauqua. In his honor, four additional bells and a new console have been added to the tower by members of the . . . — Map (db m117531) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Cherry Creek — In Honor of the Service
In honor of the service men and women of Cherry Creek who served our country from 1812 through the present — Map (db m105728) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Cherry Creek — These Mill Stones
These mill stones came from Connecticut. Drawn to Cherry Creek by oxen 1837. Solomon Hinche purchased the property from Noah Wheeler. The property had a mill called Hinche Mill. Henry and Bertha Peters purchased the Hinche property. The stones were . . . — Map (db m105743) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Birds of the Harbor — Water Bird Safe Haven — Natural History
A Safe Place to Rest The sheltered waters of Dunkirk Harbor provide a place where water birds and waterfowl can escape strong winds blowing across the open waters of Lake Erie. Gulls, terns, cormorants and other water birds shelter, loaf, and feed . . . — Map (db m84382) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James
Dedicated to Corporal Cyrus W. James 9th New York Cavalry Company G Enlisted at Dunkirk, NY September 26, 1861 at age 22 Killed July 1, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA, and was the first Union Soldier to succumb in that great battle. His body rests . . . — Map (db m118924) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Dunkirk Lighthouse
Dunkirk Lighthouse has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By The United States Department of The Interior Built 1875 — Map (db m51904) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Eastern Basin Shipwrecks — A Watery Record of Mishaps — Maritime Heritage
Resting on the Lake Bottom. Beneath the waters before you lies a graveyard of shipwrecks from two centuries. Surprise storms, unchartered shallows, and lack of navigation aids are a few reasons for the wrecks. More and more people are learning to . . . — Map (db m84415) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — In Honor of Those Who Served
Dedicated by The City of Dunkirk in honor of those who served their country in The World War, 1917-1918 — Map (db m84319) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Large Anchor
Large Anchor from the Anabelle Wilson which sank off Dunkirk Lighthouse on Nov. 1913. Raised by divers: Tom, Dave and Tim McDonald and Rick Lucas on Sept. 5, 1990 and donated to the museum — Map (db m84357) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — On September 26, 1812
On September 26, 1812 and from this site, some of the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired by local militia at armed soldiers from the British schooner Lady Provost. When a small boat carrying the soldiers from the British ship was sighted . . . — Map (db m117515) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — 311 — Sarah Sinfield
Sarah Sinfield Civil War nurse awarded pension for devoted service. Lived here with husband William, veteran & asst. lighthouse keeper 1874-1885. — Map (db m117513) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — Tadeusz Kosciuszko
. . . — Map (db m117511) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — The First Exchange of Hostilities
The first exchange of hostilities in the War of 1812 occurred at the mouth of Canadaway Creek. — Map (db m64697) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — The Lighthouse Service
Established in 1789, the U.S. Lighthouse Service maintained lighthouses and a district headquarters in Buffalo until it was absorbed by the Coast Guard in 1939. Tenth District, long under the command of District Lighthouse Superintendent Roscoe . . . — Map (db m84334) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — To All That Served Honorably
To all that served honorably Korean Conflict 1950-1953 The forgotten war — Map (db m84293) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Dunkirk — To All Who Served
To all who served so proudly in the Vietnam Conflict 1961-1975 — Map (db m84276) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Ellery — Farming and Industrial Development
Farming and Industrial Development Ice harvesting on the county's lakes provided employment for farmers in the winter months. This ice was stored in large warehouses, and straw provided insulation to keep it intact even during the summer. . . . — Map (db m122285) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Ellery — The Land Around Us
The Land Around Us Farmhouse/Settlement Courtesy: Fenton History Center, Jamestown, N.Y. By the end of the 1700's the Holland Land Company was operating in western New York, including Chautauqua County. The first permanent European . . . — Map (db m117555) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Ellery — Transportation
Transportation Bemus Point/Stow Ferry Courtesy: Fenton History Center, Jamestown, N.Y. Flat boats made from locally cut timber carries goods from Chautauqua Lake to the country's interior. the Bemus Point-Stow Ferry began operating in . . . — Map (db m117562) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Ellery — What Does "Chautauqua" Mean?
What Does "Chautauqua" Mean? Chautauqua Institution Courtesy: Fenton History Center, Jamestown, N.Y. The term "Chautauqua" has come to be associated with the Chautauqua Movement which grew from the county's own Chautauqua Institution. The . . . — Map (db m117561) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Ellington — Memorial
Memorial Honoring all veterans from Ellington who have ever served faithfully in any branch of the armed forces of the United States of America — Map (db m105745) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Forestville — George F. Abbott — “Mister Broadway”
Director, producer, actor, playwright. Pulitzer, Tony awards. Born in Forestville 6/25/1887 – 1/31/1995 age 107. — Map (db m78990) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — Barker Common
First public park in Chautauqua County deeded to town of Pomfret 1825 by Hezekiah Barker who settled in Fredonia 1806. — Map (db m96227) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — Commander William B. Cushing
USN In memory of Commander William B. Cushing 1842-1874 The sinking of the Confederate Ram Albemarle Oct. 27, 1864 by Lt. Cushing. — Map (db m117563) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — Dedicated to Veterans
Dedicated to veterans of all wars — Map (db m117564) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — Fredonia #1
Near here on April 16, 1868, farmers organized the first grange to champion their needs in the healing of the nation recovering from civil war. — Map (db m96226) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — The Pioneer Cemetery — Town of Pomfret
This site was given by Hezekiah Barker for a cemetery and the first burial here was in 1807. There are 15 known revolutionary soldiers and many other earlier settlers of Pomfret resting here in this Pioneer Cemetery.

This marker placed by the . . . — Map (db m96228) HM

New York (Chautauqua County), Fredonia — The Site of the First Gas Well
The Site of the First Gas Well in the United States. Lighted in honor of General Lafayette's visit June 4, 1825 — Map (db m117565) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Frewsburg — Frew House
Frew House First house erected in Frewsburg. Built 1807 by Hugh and Mary R. Frew — Map (db m105669) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Frewsburg — The Home of Reuben E. Fenton — B - July 4, 1819 D - Aug. 25, 1885
. . . — Map (db m105671) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Gerry — Town of Gerry Veterans Memorial
Town of Gerry Veterans Memorial Honoring our men and women who served in the armed forces. — Map (db m94886) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Hanover — American Revolution
American Revolution Lieutenant John Docksteder (British) was stationed here. Sept. 1, 1779, he led Senecas down Allegany Road to battle the Americans under Col. Brodhead near the Allegheny River. — Map (db m108609) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Hanover — Birthplace of Mary Smith Lockwood — 1831-1922
Birthplace of Mary Smith Lockwood 1831-1922 Pen Founder of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution — Map (db m105652) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Hanover — The King from Hanover — James Jesse Strang 1813-1856
Hanover resident, 1816-1836, at Dennison's Corners and Keach's Corners. Clerk of Dennison's Corners School #10 and of Forestville Baptist Church. Studied law, taught, and married in Silver Creek. Attended Fredonia Academy. Ellington Postmaster, . . . — Map (db m105659) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Hanover — The Lincoln Maple
The Lincoln Maple This maple was planted in 1965 after Pres. Lincoln was assassinated. Schoolchildren from this Balltown school, built in 1820, planted it. — Map (db m105654) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Harmony — B-24 Bomber Crash
On July 15, 1944 an army air force B-24 bomber piloted by Blockville native Lt. Levine Nelson fell from the sky two hundred yards from this monument. The aircraft and crew were in route to the European theater of World War II. Six of the nine . . . — Map (db m105686) HM WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Harmony — 310 — Roll-O-Bowl
Roll-O-Bowl On this site 1956-1960 Sunday jalopy races held on quarter mile dirt track. Built by McNitt brothers on their grandmother's farm. — Map (db m105683) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Irving — Amos Sottle
First non-Indian settler of Hanover and Chautauqua County, built his home nearby in 1796. Indian friend, farmer, fiddler, and worker on the HLC survey. — Map (db m64673) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Irving — Everett R. Burmaster
1890-1965 lived in Irving. Historian, Archaeologist, Paleontologist, BMS Curator. Seneca adopted-Gahgewa. Saved Hanover Elm & Sottle Fiddle. — Map (db m64672) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — "Allen's Opera House"
"Allen's Opera House" 1881 Allen's Opera House 1898 Samuel's Opera House 1919 Shea's Opera House/Theater 1968 Little Theater of Jamestown — Map (db m94863) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — "Gokey Fire"
. . . — Map (db m105610) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — "Keyes' Carpenter Shop"
"Keyes' Carpenter Shop" Here in 1816, Royal Keyes, cabinet maker, erected a small carpenter shop. In its second story he made simple articles of furniture for the pioneer community. From this small beginning grew the great furniture industry of . . . — Map (db m94864) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — American Aristotype Company
American Aristotype Company An ornate red brick building here was the office of American Aristotype Company. Founded in 1889, its factories manufactured a fine early collodian paper which helped revolutionize the photographic industry. The . . . — Map (db m105581) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — American Revolution
American Revolution In early summer of 1782 a force of 250 Senecas led by Sayengaraghta and accompanied by a few British military foresters and Indian Department officers passed along Chautauqua Lake and outlet on its way to attack Hannastown, PA. . . . — Map (db m94786) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Automatic Voting Machines
Automatic Voting Machines At this site from 1895 to 1993, Jamestown-based companies pioneered in developing, manufacturing and servicing of mechanical-lever voting machines and electronic voting systems. For many years Jamestown-built . . . — Map (db m105613) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Baker Park
Baker Park Colonel Henry Baker came to this region as a young man after serving in the United States Army during the War of 1812. A prominent and influential local businessman, farmer, politician and patriot, he and his wife, Maria (Fish) . . . — Map (db m94861) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Baker Street Airfield
. . . — Map (db m94778) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Before White Men Came
Before white men came to this area the Indians blazed a trail between Lake Erie and Lake Chautauqua over which they, early explorers and settlers, portaged their canoes. At the Chadakoin River rapids the canoe was portaged again. Here is where the . . . — Map (db m64674) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Birmingham Auto
One of several local attempts to join the ranks of auto manufacturing had offices at this site from 1921 to 1923. — Map (db m64675) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Birthplace of Lucille Ball
August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989 First Lady of Comedy — Map (db m64709) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Blackstone Corporation — Since 1871
Blackstone Manufacturing Company, formerly known as Vandergrift Manufacturing Company, makers of washing machines and Jamestown car parts manufacturing company merged as Blackstone Corporation in 1934. The company continues as an international . . . — Map (db m64676) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Broadhead Power House — 1910
Broadhead Power House 1910 Electric power was an essential element in the Broadhead Brothers trolley lines in the city of Jamestown and the trolley lines that ran on both sides of Lake Chautauqua connecting Jamestown to Westfield and the New York . . . — Map (db m94789) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Brooklyn Square
Called Brooklyn Square since the 1860's, this area has been an industrial and commercial center since 1848. — Map (db m79064) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Celoron Expedition
. . . — Map (db m94784) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Charles Justin Bailey
Charles Justin Bailey June 21, 1859 September 21, 1946 He served forty six years in the regular Army of the United States in every grade from Cadet to Major General and commanded a division in the American Expeditionary Forces in France in . . . — Map (db m94876) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Chautauqua County Political Equality Club
Chautauqua County Political Equality Club New York State's first countywide Political Equality Club organized formally at this site in October 31, 1888 to promote women's voting rights. With over 1,000 members, it was the largest county . . . — Map (db m94822) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Crescent Tool Company
Site of Crescent Tool Company Founded 1907 by Karl Peterson Developed, manufactured Crescent adjustable wrench and assorted hand tools internationally known. 1931 introduced crestoloy, an alloy metal. Acquired in 1968 by Cooper . . . — Map (db m94792) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Dahlstrom Metallic Door Company — 1904
. . . — Map (db m105587) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — De Longueuil Expedition
De Longueuil Expedition Baron de Longueuil in 1739 led a force of soldiers and Indians from Montreal down the Chadakoin to the Mississippi. Expedition engineer Chaussegros de Lery, made the first professional map of Chautauqua Lake, the first use . . . — Map (db m94787) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Dexterville Tavern
. . . — Map (db m105588) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Erected in Honor
Erected in Honor of those from Jamestown who answered the call of their country and gave their lives in the World War in defense of the liberties of mankind — Map (db m94877) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Bank
Site of the First Bank in this county "The Chautauque County Bank" Erected 1831 Burned 1861 It greatly aided the early development of the entire region. — Map (db m94855) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Burial Ground — 1815-1822
5 adults and 12 to 14 children were buried here. Their remains were later moved to the new cemetery on West 5th Street. — Map (db m64695) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Campus of Jamestown Community College
. . . — Map (db m94815) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church First Congregational Church. Organized June 16, 1816. Jamestown's first religious society. Met at Main and Fifth Streets where a church built in 1829 served until this Gothic ediface was erected in 1869. This is the . . . — Map (db m94857) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Furniture Factory — 1825
First Furniture Factory 1825 On this site William and John Breed constructed the first building for the Manufacture of furniture. — Map (db m94820) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Grist Mill
James Prendergast built the first grist mill for the new village here in 1814. — Map (db m64677) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Sash Factory
Built here 1826, in 1845 doors and blinds were also manufactured. From 1829 these wares were shipped south on flat boats many years. — Map (db m64690) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Train
The first train arrived in Jamestown August 25, 1860 over the newly laid rails of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad culminating a 29 year effort to assure Jamestown's position in the national transportation network. — Map (db m64699) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Train
. . . — Map (db m94853) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — First Woolen Mill
Here in 1816, Daniel Hazeltine built Jamestown's first woolen mill. He processed raw wool and manufactured finished cloth for 20 years at this site. Also, he dyed and finished on shares cloth woven on handlooms by pioneer women. — Map (db m64700) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Great Fire of 1861
. . . — Map (db m94838) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Gustavus Adolphus Children's Home
Gustavus Adolphus Children's Home Admitted its first 12 orphans on January 27, 1886. It was established on this site by the New York Conference of the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. The home became the foundation for . . . — Map (db m105590) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Here Stood a Station
Here stood a station of underground railroad in which Catherine Harris did heroic service for fugitive slaves — Map (db m64702) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Here the First School House
Here The First School House the "Prendergast Academy" was built in 1816. Church services were held here until The First Church was erected in 1829 on the same site by "The First Congregational Church and Society" organized in 1816. . . . — Map (db m94872) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Home of Reuben E. Fenton
"The Soldiers' Friend" Governor 1865-1869 U.S. Senator 1869-1875 — Map (db m64718) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Home of William J. Maddox — 1865 - 1936
Home of William J. Maddox 1865 - 1936 Inventor and entrepreneur associated with five local furniture factories before establishing the Maddox Table Company in 1898. Awarded 21 patents, some of which revolutionized the wood furniture . . . — Map (db m94817) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Indian Camp
Indian Camp Part of the Cornplanter band of Seneca Indians camped on this hillside and adjoining river terrace in the period between the Indians' sale of their land in 1797 and their final retreat to reservations in the 1830's. — Map (db m94806) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — James Prendergast
Here in 1811 James Prendergast built a log house, saw mill and dam, beginning of Jamestown industry. Buildings burned 1812. — Map (db m94780) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — James Prendergast
In a small house which stood here, James Prendergast founder of Jamestown lived from 1815 to 1836. Judge Prendergast was born in Pawling, New York, 1764 and died 1846 in Kiantone. To his vision, his enterprise his Christian character and . . . — Map (db m94839) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Jamestown Furniture Exposition Building
Built to display locally manufactured furniture and to host semi-annual "Furniture Marts" for a national audience, 1917-1982. — Map (db m64703) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Jamestown Oak
Jamestown Oak Named to the New York State Historic Tree Registry, the white oak at this site sprouted about 1820 and saw the growth of the community. — Map (db m94773) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Jamestown Shale Paving Brick Co. — ca 1893 - ca 1935
Jamestown Shale Paving Brick Co. ca 1893 - ca 1935 Shale, quarried here, was sent by conveyor across the river where up to fifteen million bricks per year were produced for markets that included Jamestown's red brick streets. Deterioration of the . . . — Map (db m94794) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Keelboat Landing
Here on the banks of the outlet in pioneer days was the keelboat landing. Long, shallow draft boats, propelled by poles, brought cargoes from Pittsburgh and farther south up the Allegheny River to this forest-bound village. — Map (db m64704) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Keyes' Carpenter Shop
Keyes' Carpenter Shop Here in 1816 Royal Keyes cabinet maker erected a small two-story carpenter shop. In its second story he employed his spare time in making simple articles of furniture for the pioneer community. From this small . . . — Map (db m94865) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Log Cabin 1810
Log Cabin 1810 Here John Blowers built first home in Jamestown and Mary Blowers' first white child was born that winter — Map (db m94788) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Policeman George Kendall
Of the Jamestown Police Department gave his life on June 18, 1915. He was shot while responding to a double shooting in the Shaver Building which occupied this site. The Kendall Club, Police Benevolent Association was named in his honor. — Map (db m64710) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Public Market
Foreshadowing supermarkets and malls, numerous vendors, often recent immigrants, sold produce, meats and other foods including ethnic specialties from 1913 to 1965. — Map (db m64717) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Quaker School
Quaker School From 1833 to 1843 on this site Mary E. Osborne, a Quaker widow, conducted a boarding school for young ladies. — Map (db m94816) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Robert H. Jackson
Robert H. Jackson United States Supreme Court Justice (1941 - 1954) and U.S. Chief Prosecutor at the international military tribunal at Nuremberg following World War II. Lived and worked in Jamestown for more than twenty years. From . . . — Map (db m94836) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Robert H. Jackson — 1892 - 1954
[front] Robert H. Jackson 1892 - 1954. He kept the ancient landmarks and built the new. [right] "The very purpose of the Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from...political controversy. One's...fundamental rights may not be submitted . . . — Map (db m94860) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Roger Tory Peterson
Boyhood Home of Roger Tory Peterson August 28. 1908 - July 28, 1996 World famous naturalist Father of bird watching Artist Author Educator — Map (db m105585) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Samuel A. Carlson — Electric Generating Station
Samuel A. Carlson Electric Generating Station in memory of Samuel A. Carlson 1868 - 1961 Mayor of the City of Jamestown for 26 years and associated with its public utilities systems for over 48 years. A public servant for 60 years. . . . — Map (db m105612) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of Ahlstrom Piano Company — 1875 - 1926
Site of Ahlstrom Piano Company 1875 - 1926 Charles A. Ahlstrom/ Marcus N. Ahlstrom manufactured square grand, parlor grand, upright, player pianos in fine wood with elaborate carvings. Perfected artotechnique. Invented and patented . . . — Map (db m94821) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of Gurney Ball Bearing Co.
. . . — Map (db m94823) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of Jamestown Female Seminary
1849-1859, Clarissa D. Wheeler, Founder and Head. — Map (db m99997) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of Methodist Church
First edifice of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Jamestown was erected in 1830. A plain house 40 by 50 feet. — Map (db m64719) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of Pail Factory
First factory for making wooden pails and tubs built in 1829, large industry for years. First flat boat stocks built here 1835. — Map (db m64691) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of the Foote Home
Built in 1823 by Elial Todd Foote, physician, legislator, jurist, historian who settled in Jamestown in 1815. — Map (db m64701) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Site of the New York State Armory
The Fenton Guards, organized in 1875 by Swedish immigrants, was the local national guard unit which occupied the first armory here in 1888. — Map (db m64720) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Stage Stop — 1823
Stage Stop 1823 Site of the Ballard Tavern, opened in 1818. It became the stop for the Jamestown-Mayville statgecoach line operated by Capt. Gilbert Ballard beginning in 1823. — Map (db m94837) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Steamboat Landing
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New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Tew Mansion — Jamestown Architectural Heritage
Jamestown Architectural Heritage 413 N. Main Street Second Empire Designed by Milton Earl Beebe Buffalo Architect Built in 1881 - 1882 for George Washington Tew President of City National Bank in 1880 Tew Mansion was later purchased by . . . — Map (db m94873) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The Car Barns
The Car Barns Remaining building of a complex built to house the trolley car fleet and later the buses which served the Jamestown area from 1884 to 1976. — Map (db m94854) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The First Metal Furniture Factory
The First Metal Furniture Factory Here stood the factory of the Fenton Metallic Company organized in 1888 by Reuben Earle Fenton Alexis Crane Frank E. Gifford Albert Gilbert Fred E. Hatch James W. Hine and Arthur W. Wade. From this . . . — Map (db m105615) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The First Newspaper
The First Newspaper On this site in 1825 Adolphus Fletcher erected a two-story building, the first printing office in Jamestown, and on a wooden press printed the first issue of the Jamestown Journal, June 21, 1826. The building was . . . — Map (db m105593) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The First Store
Upon this corner facing south stood the first store erected in Jamestown. It was built in 1813 by Jediah and Martin Predergast, brothers of James Prendergast as a branch of their store in Mayville. It was removed in 1861. — Map (db m64698) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The First Theater
The First Theater Site of Allen's Opera House a frame structure, 100 feet by 60 feet seating up to 1500 Abner E. Allen, proprietor Opened September 3, 1874 Destroyed by fire January 21, 1881 — Map (db m94777) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The Jamestown Academy
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New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau
The Jamestown Underground Railroad Tableau honors Silas Shearman 1803 - 1891, harness maker, abolitionist, conductor, acknowledged leader of the UGRR line through Jamestown, NY. Catherine Harris 1809 - 1907, free black woman, wife, mother, domestic . . . — Map (db m94875) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — The Lost Neighborhood
The Harrison-Derby-Victoria neighborhood was home to nearly 100 predominately Italian-American families. They were displaced by the Urban Renewal Project of the 1970's. This area east of Main Street to the Chadakoin River was the only residential . . . — Map (db m64708) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — Walter Edward Washington — 1915 - 2003
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New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — West Third Street Bridge — 1925 - 1926
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New York (Chautauqua County), Jamestown — WWI Memorial
This memorial and the elm trees on these grounds are dedicated to the memory of those from Jamestown who answered the call of their country and gave their lives in the World War, 1917 - 1918. — Map (db m94874) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Kennedy — Evelynn M. Crandall
First woman to serve as a Chautauqua County Legislator Evelynn M. Crandall Elected from District 7 Years of service 1978-1981 & 1984-1989 Remembered for her dedication to local history — Map (db m60147) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Kennedy — Gertrude A. Williams
First woman justice of New York State Gertrude A. Williams Years of service 1920 to 1924 Site of her former residence where she held court. — Map (db m60145) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Kennedy — Kennedy Mills
First commercial enterprise in southeastern Chautauqua County Doctor Thomas Ruston Kennedy built first mill October 1805 after purchase of 3000 acres in the area which became the Town of Poland — Map (db m60146) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 12 — Aull Cottage
This historic Lakewood home, built in the "cottage" style in 1865 and was known as the "Aull Cottage". It was built for Major W.F. Aull who served in the Civil War. Major Aull's daughter Jennie met and eventually married Paul Arthor Sorg. They built . . . — Map (db m105890) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 6 — Chautauqua Avenue, Looking North to Lake
The original building on the northwest corner of the Chautauqua Avenue and Summit Street intersection was one of the several small hotels that lined Chautauqua Avenue in the 1880s and 1890s. It operated under several names until the hotel business . . . — Map (db m105766) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 7 — Chautauqua Avenue, Looking South
Intersection, Summit and Chautauqua Avenues, Looking South. The Chautauqua Avenue buildings on the right between Summit Street and Third Street were built in the 1890's. Their characteristic flat roofs can still be recognized today although . . . — Map (db m105765) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 14 — Chautauqua Lake Stock Farm
Photo dipicts [sic] rt. 394 west (formerly rt. 17J) and in foreground Chautauqua Ave, both composed of dirt and gravel. The stock farm was located on the southside of rt. 394 (now Gloria Dei Church). The farm ran west to Winch Rd. where the 1st . . . — (db m105936) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 2 — First Kent House and Second Kent House
First Kent House. The first of two hotels by this name was built in 1875 east of the Lakeview House. The present day Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club occupies a portion of the hotel site. Its 103 bedrooms providing accommodations for 500 guests . . . — Map (db m105900) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — In Memory of Those
In memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice for freedom. With the blessing of God lest their be no further entries on this stone. World War I; April 6, 1917, November 11, 1918. World War 2; December 7, 1941; December 31, 1946. Korean War . . . — Map (db m105935) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 1 — Lakeview House, Sterlingworth Hotel and Lakewood Country Club
Lakeview House. Built in 1870, this was the first large resort hotel on the west side of Chautauqua Lake. It was first named the Cowing House and renamed the Lakeview House in 1874. The hotel had a 150 foot frontage along the lake and extended . . . — Map (db m105898) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 13 — Lakewood Honor Roll
You are standing at the exact site of the former World War II Honor Roll. In 1941 our nation was plunged into World War II, and immediately sons and daughters gave up their regular lives to serve our country. The village in March 1942 constructed . . . — Map (db m105902) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 8 — Lakewood Schools
Highland Avenue School. Lakewood's first high school was located on Highland Avenue which runs east from Chautauqua Avenue and south of Packard Way and the Lakewood Fire Department. Built in 1893, the two-story structure cost $8,000. It was a . . . — Map (db m105764) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 5 — Lakewood Station on Erie Railroad
Erie Railroad Station, Lakewood. Trains and Lakewood Development. The Lakewood train station was a small frame building with sheds extending east and west. The mainline tracks of the Erie Railroad line, on the left, or south side of the station, . . . — Map (db m105934) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 4 — Lakewood Village Hall
This Dutch Colonial structure is a center for village government and community activities. It was built in 1915 to house the citizen-oriented Lakewood Hose Company dating from 1895. Automaker J. Ward Packard, a resident of the village, donated the . . . — Map (db m105937) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 10 — New Holbrook Hotel
This historic building is the last of several small hotels built during Lakewood's resort era in the late 19th century. Economical for people who could not afford the luxury hotels. Also hired help from larger hotels would lodge here. Rooms on the . . . — Map (db m105889) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 3 — Packard Mansion
Mr, J. Ward Packard who invented the Packard Motor Car, came to Lakewood as a summer visitor in the late 1800's. He built this mansion as his permanent home in 1912. The interior decor of the 32 room house was adapted from European models. The front . . . — Map (db m105893) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — 9 — Paul Sorg Mansion — (The Green Farm)
Paul Arthur Sorg. Bide-A-Bit 1906. Arthur Sorg was the son of an affluent resident of Middletown, Ohio. His father, P.J. Sorg, was associated with the American Tobacco Company. The family spent summers in Lakewood in the 1890's and early part of . . . — Map (db m105892) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Lakewood — The Packards
The Packards are memorialized in Lakewood for their community spirit and for their generous gifts toward village improvement. They came in the late 1880's as summer visitors. After building their mansion in 1912, they became full time and . . . — Map (db m105939) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Chautauqua Lake Region — Historic New York
Chautauqua Lake, eighteen miles long and one to three miles wide, has as its outlet a branch of Connewango Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River. This gives Chautauqua an indirect connection with the Gulf of Mexico by way of the Ohio, and . . . — Map (db m64687) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Donald McKenzie
Born in Scotland 1783 Died in Mayville 1851 at one time partner of John Jacob Astor in Pacific Fur Company. — Map (db m64683) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Ellen Y. Miller
First woman in NYS to be elected county clerk, 1919-1940. She held public office longer than any other woman of her time. — Map (db m64684) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — First Courts
Were held in this county in 1811-12-13 in a small two-story plank house built here for the purpose. — Map (db m64685) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — First Settler
On Chautauqua Lake was Dr. Alexander McIntyre who erected here his log cabin and stockade. — Map (db m64688) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Land Office
Here in 1810 William Peacock, local agent of Holland Land Company built his cabin and office of logs. He served 26 years. — Map (db m64686) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Mayville Station — A Transportation Hub — History of the Coast
The serene scene of today is nothing like the frenzied activity that once took place here. Travelers switched from train to steamboat to trolley on trips to attractions along Chautauqua Lake. The present station was built on this site in 1924 . . . — Map (db m105752) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Site of Scott Tavern
First Board of Supervisors met here. Several of the early courts were held here. — Map (db m64721) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — The Holland Land Company Vault
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New York (Chautauqua County), Mayville — Tourgee Home
Here from 1881 to 1900 lived Judge Albion W. Tourgee — Soldier, Author, Ambassador to France. — Map (db m64723) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mina — Ebenezer Skellie — Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Corporal Co. D 112 NY Infantry. Congressional Medal of Honor awarded 29 September 1864 for battle of New Market Heights Chapins Farm, Virginia. Buried in Mina Cemetery. — Map (db m62854) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mina — Findley Lake, N.Y.
Findley Lake, N.Y., Settled by Alexander Findley, Sergeant Revolutionary War & War of 1812 - Built dam in 1815 to power his mill - This created lake from two ponds. — Map (db m117546) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Mina — Veterans Memorial / Revolutionary War Memorial
Veterans Memorial. Placed in honor of the citizens of the town of Mina who served in the armed forces of the United States. Revolutionary War Memorial. Honoring Mina citizens •Alexander Findley •Josiah Morse •Juvenile Winters, who served in the . . . — Map (db m117544) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), North Harmony — All Gave Some
All gave some Some gave all — Map (db m105940) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), North Harmony — 314 — Ashville — Union Free School District No. 3
Ashville Union Free School District No. 3 on this site ca. 1885-2008 served towns of Harmony and N. Harmony until 1982. — Map (db m105682) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), North Harmony — Ashville Bell
Ashville Bell from old fire hall Donated by Clayton Lloyd Rung by Clayton Lloyd, Harland Lloyd and Ron Graham at end of WWII — Map (db m105941) HM WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Panama — Panama Rocks
Panama Rocks Geologic formation created during the Devonian period covered by the Grenville Ocean. Popular tourist attraction since the 1880s. — Map (db m98120) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Pomfret — Lily Dale Assembly — Spiritualism's Largest Community — Cultural Heritage
Lily Dale Timeline 1955 Fox cottage burns. 1924 Marion H. Sidmore Library building constructed. 1915 Fox cottage moved to Lily Dale. 1900 Great Lily Dale fire burns many cottages. 1893 Lily Dale contains 215 cottages. 1888 Assembly Hall . . . — Map (db m94898) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Ripley — Site of Farm of William Crossgrove 1807
One of Original Inhabitants of Chautauqua County — Map (db m96216) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sheridan — Site of First Settlement
Site of first settlement in town of Sheridan by Francis Webber Aug. 1804. Erected Aug 25, 1904 — Map (db m96246) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sheridan — Site of Sheridan Depot of the New York & Erie Railroad
Piermont-on-the-Hudson to Dunkirk Line Completed - May 15, 1851

"Word's Longest Trunk Line" Railroad 483-mile Route — Map (db m96245) HM

New York (Chautauqua County), Sherman — Here Stood a Station of the Underground Railroad
Here Stood a Station of the Underground Railroad. [escaped] Slaves were harbored in the belfry of the Presbyterian Church originally on this site. — Map (db m117542) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sherman — In Grateful Tribute
In grateful tribute to the men and women who served in the armed forces of our country — Map (db m117539) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sherman — Log Dwelling
Log Dwelling Originally a French fort having no doors or windows and a log roof with entrance through a protected underground tunnel, this building was sold and used as a dwelling. At this time, doors, windows, floors and a roof were added. It is . . . — Map (db m117541) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sherman — Peter Ripley Residence
Peter Ripley Residence This home, the oldest frame building standing in Sherman, was moved approximately three city blocks. Furnishings depict life of an average settler's family about 1830. — Map (db m117540) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sherman — To the Perpetual Memory
Antietam To the perpetual memory of the defenders of the Union in the wars of 1776, 1812, and Civil War 1861-1865. Revolutionary War. Dutton, Moses War of 1812. Corse, Cyrus; Cross, George; Eades, Elisha A.; Eastman, Daniel; Graham, Aretus . . . — Map (db m117538) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Silver Creek — Dedicated to the Men and Women
Dedicated to the men and women of the town of Hanover who served their country in war. - And - In loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I and II. ★ ★ ★ Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Persian Gulf War, . . . — Map (db m117509) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Silver Creek — Ehmke Family Home
Howard Ehmke, 1894-1959, lived here. World Series star. Pitched for SC High School, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia. 1929 Series win and record. — Map (db m96247) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Silver Creek — First Settlers
First Settlers In 1803 Abel Cleveland, David Dickinson and John Howard settled along this creek, erecting a grist and saw mill, and a tavern for westward settlers. — Map (db m117501) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Silver Creek — Skew Arch
Skew Arch Erected in 1869 by Buffalo & State Line Railroad. Key stone in the roof, reportedly one of two of its type in the world when built. — Map (db m117503) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Silver Creek — Steamship Erie
Steamship Erie The steamer Erie, carrying immigrants to the west, caught fire and sank off these shores the night of August 9, 1841. Over 200 lives lost. — Map (db m117505) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Silver Creek — The Swift Mansion
Built in 1846 by Major Clark C. Swift, this mansion was constructed in the Federal Style with bricks handmade on the site. It was acquired for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in 1914, through the efforts of Msgr. E.J. O'Connor. The mansion was used . . . — Map (db m64722) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sinclairville — Fortified Village of Erie Indians
Historic Site Location of fortified village of Erie Indians probably destroyed by the Iroquois about 1650 — Map (db m94881) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sinclairville — Honoring
Honoring Those Who Have Defended Our Country All Gave Some Some Gave More — Map (db m94880) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Sinclairville — Jack W. Brunson
In memory of Chief Warrant Officer-Pilot Jack W. Brunson who gave his life in Vietnam May 31, 1971 and all other veterans of past conflicts — Map (db m94879) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Villenova — In Honor of All Those Citizens
In honor of all those citizens of the Town of Villenova who have served in the military service for the U.S.A. — Map (db m105726) WM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — At This Point
The French Portage built by Celoron in 1749 and rebuilt in 1753 descended the bank and crossed Chautauqua CreekMap (db m57177) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — Barcelona Harbor — Invasion Route Shipping Port, Fishing Center — History of the Coast
Harbor Activity Timeline 2000 1982 First Harbor Day celebration. 1971 Last commercial fishing boat is sold. 1962 Lighthouse is re-lighted. 1960 Corps of Engineers builds Daniel Reed breakwall and pier. 1913 Trolley service ends. 1900 . . . — Map (db m117525) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — Barcelona Light House
Barcelona Light House Erected in 1829 By the Federal GovernmentMap (db m57203) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — Early Settlers of Portland, Westfield & Ripley
James McMahan • Basil Burgess • Edmd. McHenry • W'm McBride • Jno McMahan • Hugh Whitehill • Tho's McClintock • Arthur Bell • Geo. Whitehill • David Eason • Tho's Pendergast • David Eaton • Tho's B. Campbell • Rob't Dixon • W'm . . . — Map (db m96218) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — Harriet Campbell-Taylor House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m117528) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — Oldest Settled Property in Chautauqua County
This Property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m102989) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The French & Indian War 1756-1763 — A Fight for the Continent — French and Indian War
Waterways to the Interior Rivers and lakes served as the superhighways of the 18th century. Many rivers and lakes in the Colony of New York either bordered New France (Canada), or connected the bordering water bodies to . . . — Map (db m57233) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The Lincoln-Bedell Statue Park — Established July 10, 1999
The meeting of President-Elect Abraham Lincoln and his famous corresponent, twelve-year-old Grace Bedell took place on February 16, 1861, in Westfield at the train station. Prior to this, Grace had penned a letter to Lincoln suggesting that whiskers . . . — Map (db m64706) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The Mack House
The Mack House built 1821 79 N. Portage · Westfield, N.Y. This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m117526) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The Old Portage Road
Built by Celoron in 1749 when he explored and claimed this region for France. Followed an Indian Trail and crossed the highway at this point in 1753.Map (db m57155) HM
New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — The Old Portage Road
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New York (Chautauqua County), Westfield — These Concord Grape Vines
These Concord Grape Vines bear the fruit which is the major source of grape juice and agricultural income along the shore of Lake Erie from near Cleveland, Ohio to near Buffalo, New York. In this area more than 100,000 tons of concord grapes are . . . — Map (db m96219) HM

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