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By Steve Stoessel, March 14, 2020
Chenango Canal
New York (Madison County), Bouckville — Chenango Canal
This 5-mile summit of the 97- mile canal (1837-78) extends N. of Hamilton to Solsville, receiving water from nearby reservoirs. — Map (db m146823) HM
New York (Madison County), Bouckville — Col. Joshua Leland
. . . — Map (db m116794) HM
New York (Madison County), Brookfield — 324 — Locust Lodge
Built ca. 1795. Land bought 1793 by John J. Morgan. Summer home NY Gov. John Adams Dix. 6 generations of Camenga family resided here. — Map (db m133050) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Amelia Earhart
Former site of Canastota Municipal Airport 1928-1989 Dedicated by Amelia Earhart August 28,1928 — Map (db m82424) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — 293 — Bruce Opera House
Site Of Bruce Opera House 1888-1909 This Cultural Hub Seated 802 Patrons & Showed Movies Projected By The Biograph, A Canastota Invention — Map (db m109611) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canal Street — ca. 1900
The berm (heel) side of the canal contained businesses that provided to the needs of canallers and the manufacturing of goods to be shipped by the canal, while the towpath side provided services and cottage industries. Research & Design by . . . — Map (db m146997) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canal Town — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor — National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Towns sprouted along the length of the Erie Canal. Canal Street was Canastota's business district. Travelers stopped here for food and supplies or a bed for the night at a hotel or boarding house. Local farmers, merchants, and manufacturers shipped . . . — Map (db m139500) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canastota's Basin — 1825-1918
A canal basin is an expanse of waterway alongside or at the end of a canal, and wider than the canal, constructed to allow boats to moor or unload cargo without impeding the progress of other traffic, and to allow room for turning. Research . . . — Map (db m146999) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canastota's First Commercial Activity Occurred Along the Canal Basin of the Erie Canal
Moving east in the mural are the following: As settlement flourished, the Farr Hardware and the Canastota Bee-Journal buildings marked the beginning of S.Peterboro Street as a hub of mercantile activity. The Peterboro Street . . . — Map (db m146995) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Canastota's Lift Bridge
A lift bridge was designed to lift up horizontally out of the way of canal boat traffic. Canastota's lift bridge was constructed because the existing high bridge had an inconvenient rise to the Peterboro Street level crossing the canal. . . . — Map (db m146998) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Carmen Basilio
Born here April 2, 1927 Son of Joe and Mary Basilio Hall of Fame boxer World Champion 1955-58 Athlete of the Year 1957 — Map (db m82369) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Champlain Battle
Site of Champlain Battle Here Champlain aided by Huron Indians attacked the stockaded Oneida Village Oct. 10-16, 1615 — Map (db m144345) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Congregational Church - 1814
Founded by pioneers from CT on the theology of J. Edwards Meeting house built 1824 Early leaders: R. Bushnell, E.S. Cadwell, & P. Cadwell — Map (db m65337) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Enlarging the Erie Canal — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Its immediate success on opening from Albany to Buffalo in 1825 soon led to calls to enlarge the canal. From 1836 to 1862 the canal was deepened from 4 feet to 7 feet, with bigger locks and aqueducts, and canal boats grew threefold in capacity from . . . — Map (db m139502) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Founders Park — 2014
Reuben Perkins 1761-1855 Capt. Perkins, a Revolutionary War veteran, moved to the area from Connecticut in 1807. He obtained a state patent in 1810 to buy 329 2/10 acres of the Canastota Reserve from the Oneida Indians for $7.50 an acre. . . . — Map (db m149190) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Grain Pits
These pits are remains of community storage cellars for corn, beans and squash. Used by the Iroquois Indians. — Map (db m144353) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Great Auto Race
1908 - Centennial - 2008 From New York to Paris. Racers arrived in Canastota Feb. 14th staying overnight. The U.S. team won the race. — Map (db m58367) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Home of Milton Delano
Clerk of Town of Old Lenox. Twice elected Sheriff of Madison County. Member of Congress 1888-1892 — Map (db m139563) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail
Industrial Growth (marker front panel) The Erie Canal encouraged settlers to establish farms and helped small upstate towns become economically viable. Plants and mills built near the canal to process farm produce diversified to meet . . . — Map (db m139499) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lenox and Canastota War Memorial
1861-1865 Lenox and Canastota's Tribute to Their Heroes. Erected A.D. 1907 (dates on monument) 1776-1783 1812-1815 1846-1848 1898 — Map (db m149176) WM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lenox Anti-Slavery Society — LA-SS
300 feet north of here, the Lenox Anti-Slavery Society was organized at the former First Presbyterian Church on December 7, 1836 — Map (db m139567) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Lewis Adamo
Asst Canastota Police Chief Killed At This Location On June 5 1950 While Directing Traffic — Map (db m109697) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Nichols Pond Park
Nichols Pond Park, a Madison County park, consists of 45 acres of land. The park is open to the public year round from dawn to dusk, and provides opportunities for hiking, bird watching and other forms of outdoor recreation. The pond located at . . . — Map (db m144351) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Oneida Indian Village Wall
The area on which you are standing was an Oneida Indian village active as early as the mid to late 1400's. Directly in front of you is an area that was excavated in the 1950's. The excavation revealed evidence of a section of palisade wall . . . — Map (db m144350) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Oneida Stone of 1615
Oneida means People of the Standing Stone. In each village was such an altar and council place. — Map (db m144349) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Peterboro Street Lift Bridge — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Canal and street traffic came into conflict where Peterboro Street crossed the Erie Canal in Canastota's busy commercial district. Engineers fixed the problem with a hydraulic lift bridge. Raised, it let boats through and still carried foot traffic. . . . — Map (db m139501) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Quality Hill Green
A company of horse artillery drilled here during the War of 1812 — Map (db m139565) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Reuben Perkins
Reuben Perkins, born on November 5th, 1763, came from a family of the earliest settlers of New England. Perkins was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and had served in the battles at Plattsburg, Saratoga, and Stony Point. For his service he . . . — Map (db m139591) HM
New York (Madison County), Canastota — The Erie Canal — Historic New York
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
New York (Madison County), Canastota — Town Of Lenox WWII Memorial
. . . — Map (db m149179) WM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — Atwell's Corners
Joseph Atwell, 1754-1834, Revolutionary soldier settled here 1792. Overseer of Pompey Highways 1794 Owned lot in military tract — Map (db m143882) HM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — 488 — C&C Railroad
Cazenovia & Canastota RR began 1870, later Lehigh Valley RR. Carried freight & passengers. Abandoned 1967. Depot constructed 1894. — Map (db m144356) HM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — Cazenovia
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
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — 14 — Crazy Luce — Legends & Lore
Lucy Dutton, Lived ca. 1795 near Cazenovia Lake. Jilted by man who wed her sister. Went mad and wandered Madison County for 30 years. — Map (db m143881) HM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — Temperance House
Served as turnpike tavern for almost 60 yrs. Built and opened by Cyrene Bartholomew in 1815. Closed in 1872 when the Chenango R.R. opened and passed it by. — Map (db m87439) HM
New York (Madison County), Cazenovia — Welsh Church
One mile → Welsh Congregational Society founded June 22, 1850 Present church building Erected 1876 — Map (db m145720) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — A Busy, Bustling Boatyard
In the late 1800s the boatyard across from you was full of boats, shops, people, horses and mules. The heart of the complex was the three-bay dry dock where canal boats were repaired. New boats were built on the ground next to the dry docks. . . . — Map (db m144327) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — A Cannery at the Crosswaters
The canal increased industry productivity. It quickly brought raw materials and workers to factories, and made shipping faster and cheaper than transporting over land. Some structures of the canal were even specially designed for multiple uses to . . . — Map (db m144326) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Canal Industry
In this vicinity once stood a one bay drydock and store house in operation by 1824, at the convergence of the Chittenango and Erie Canals — Map (db m145721) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Canaseraga
Site of first settlement in the town of Sullivan March of 1790 — Map (db m82294) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Dry Docks: Canal Service Centers
When a canal boat needed repairs, the captain went to the nearest dry dock. A dry dock was a basin or bay that could be flooded to get a boat in, and then drained so that the boat could be repaired. Along the canal, at least 44 different dry docks . . . — Map (db m144329) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Feeding the Canal
The high ground from Syracuse to Rome, known as the Rome Summit Level, was the first completed section of the canal. Water does not naturally fill this section because of its elevation, but the canal needed to be full to be open. Construction of . . . — Map (db m144328) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Industrial Area
This was the main industrial area of the village. To the left was a wood-frame grist mill (ca 1820) that ground grain and made feed for local farmers. Fire destroyed the mill in 1944. In front of you was a three story stone mill (ca 1820) that . . . — Map (db m147201) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Lamplighters Cart
The lamplighter used this cart to maintain the village streetlamps. He would use a long pole to light the lamps each evening and put them out each morning. During the day he would use the cart to carry fuel and materials to maintain . . . — Map (db m139569) HM
New York (Madison County), Chittenango — Lateral Canal
Company Incorporated 1818. Canal In Use By 1824. Site Of Turn-Around Basin For Canal Boat Transportation North To The Grand Old Erie — Map (db m109559) HM
New York (Madison County), Deruyter — Deruyter Dam
Built CA. 1861-1864 creating lake to supply water for Erie Canal. Reservoir feeds Limestone Creek. — Map (db m128021) HM
New York (Madison County), DeRuyter — Fire Bell
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
New York (Madison County), DeRuyter — Seventh Day Baptist Church
Erected 1835 Seventh Day Baptist Church First Church in DeRuyter Final Service 2000 ”Faith of our Fathers” — Map (db m116816) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Baptist Church
Organized 1816. Erected 1819. Repaired and improved 1856. Rev. J. Cooley, 1st Minister. Rev. Nathaniel Kendrick, Pastor 1817-1833. State Education Department 1936Map (db m116796) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Eaton Church
Eaton Congregational Church from June 8, 1833. Notable pastor was William Cleveland, President Grover Cleveland's brother. It is now the Eaton Community Church. 1795-1995 — Map (db m145686) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Fanny Forester
Author of "Alderbrook Tales", born Emily Chubbuck Aug. 22 1817; married Dr A. Judson; her home "Underhill Cottage" stood about on this site. — Map (db m145701) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Home of Cyrus and Elizabeth Heminway Finney
Home of Cyrus and Elizabeth Heminway Finney. Married July 25, 1797. Came from New England and settled here 1797. — Map (db m145687) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Morse House
Joseph Morse, Eunice Bigelow from Sherburne, Mass. 1796 founded "Log City" 1800 later named Eaton 1807 built this house 1802 — Map (db m145688) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Morse Mill Dam
Development of Eaton Brook water power begun by Joseph Morse 1796 created county industrial center lasting a century to 1896 — Map (db m145690) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Old Union School
Site of a private academy built in 1831. The present Union School building was built in 1855. Serving as a public school until 1937. 1795-1995 — Map (db m145685) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Toll Gate No. 1
Peck's Port, Eaton and Georgetown Plank Road, 1849. Sawen Morse, 1st white child born in Eaton was 1st keeper of this gate. — Map (db m145682) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — Toll Gate No. 2
Peck's Port, Eaton and Georgetown Plank Road, 1849. — Map (db m145702) HM
New York (Madison County), Eaton — WTM Engine Works
Site of Wood, Tabor & Morse's Steam Engine MFG. 1852-1893. Maker of the first 4-wheel drive steam traction engine. World's largest steam engine co. in the 1880's. 1795-1995 — Map (db m145683) HM
New York (Madison County), Morrisville — Madison Hall
Madison County seat moved to Morrisville in 1817. First court house erected on this site 1817, second in 1849 and third in 1866. — Map (db m145678) HM
New York (Madison County), Morrisville — N.Y. State School of Agriculture
N.Y. State School of Agriculture Morrisville, N.Y. Established 1908 First director, F. G. Helyar April 1, 1910 - November 15, 1917 — Map (db m145680) HM
New York (Madison County), Morrisville — 53 — The Loomis Gang — Legends & Lore
The Loomis Gang burned courthouse in 1864 to prevent their trial, but first cut fire hoses here. No culprit found. One of many tales involving gang. — Map (db m145681) HM
New York (Madison County), New Woodstock — Baptist Church
First in Town of Cazenovia. Unbroken service since organization July 17, 1801. This building erected 1815. — Map (db m144375) HM
New York (Madison County), New Woodstock — New Woodstock War Memorial
(Front Side) The People of New Woodstock built this monument in honor of the brave men whose names it bears, who defended their country in war, and who found here a birthplace, home, or grave. Soldiers of the War of the Revolution . . . — Map (db m144381) WM
New York (Madison County), New Woodstock — Smith Tavern
Ca. 1805-1834 Jonathan Smith, a pioneer settler of New Woodstock built and kept a tavern on the early turnpike road. — Map (db m144374) HM
New York (Madison County), Oneida — Lest We Forget — B.P.O. Elks No. 767 — 1917-1919 —
B.P.O. Elks • No. 767 1917 • Lest We Forget • 1919 To the members of Oneida Lodge No. 767, who responded to the call of their country in defense of justice and the rights of humanity and who fought in the Great World War. This tablet is . . . — Map (db m147203) WM
New York (Madison County), Peterboro — 1822-1911 — Elizabeth Smith Miller
Elizabeth Smith Miller introduced the bloomer costume. Bloomerism became the most important dress reform of the 19th century. — Map (db m93744) HM
New York (Madison County), Wampsville — Madison County War Veterans Memorial
Dedicated in grateful tribute to the madison county men and women who so unselfishly served their Country in the armed forces — Map (db m139545) WM
New York (Madison County), West Eaton — West Eaton Veterans Memorial
Erected in honor of all those who have served our country in the armed forces during time of war, and in memory of those who gave their lives while serving — Map (db m146744) WM
New York (Madison County), West Edmeston — 299 — Craine Brothers
Thomas made cheese boxes, egg crates, lumber at mill on this site. William invented "Triple Wall Silos" in 1901 and patented many home devices. — Map (db m133049) HM
New York (Madison County), West Edmeston — 21 — Gorton Turtle — Legends & Lore
As Tom Dorsey cleared land his wagon load of huge rocks couldn't be moved by horses. A giant turtle surfaced and dragged wagon into the lake. — Map (db m129043) HM

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May. 27, 2020