Construction of the Erie Canal was hailed as the greatest engineering accomplishment to that time. Under the leadership of Governor De Witt Clinton, construction began July 4, 1817. With little technical knowledge, thousands of workers surveyed, . . . — — Map (db m65012) HM
Oneida Indians of the Iroquois Confederacy lived here and named the lake O-wah-ge-ha-ga "where the yellow perch swim". Tuscaroras coming from North Carolina to make the sixth nation of the League settled to the eastward. A large tract was reserved . . . — — Map (db m63344) HM
This bell was salvaged during the dismantling of the Union Meeting House (Presbyterian Church) in 1883.
It was mounted at the Union Hall on December 11, 1884 and used as a fire bell until the Union Hall was destroyed by fire on December 31, . . . — — Map (db m116797) HM