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Log Cabin Site Marker as seen facing East image, Touch for more information
By Yugoboy, March 11, 2013
Log Cabin Site Marker as seen facing East
New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — Log Cabin Site
Jonas Baldwin founder of Baldwinsville, built the first log cabin on the north side of the Seneca River near this spot in 1807. — Map (db m65339) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — Mrs. I.L. Crego House
Mrs. I.L. Crego House This Italianate-Style home, c.1879, was designed for Charlotte & Ira Lyons Crego by the region's foremost architect of the late 19th C. Archimedes Russell.Map (db m83851) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — The Old Yard
The Old Yard Early settler John McHarrie buried on his property 1807 his wife Lydia buried 1818. Dr. Jonas Baldwin & wife. Eliza W. Buried here 1827. — Map (db m83815) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Baldwinsville — 237 — World War II
Site of New York Ordnance Works 1942-1945. Manufactured "Explosive D" used in armor piercing shells. — Map (db m133163) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Brewerton — Early School
Here stood schoolhouse; District No. 1, built 1824. First district school in Town of Cicero. — Map (db m143153) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Brewerton — Techiroguen
Site of Indian village Techiroguen visited by Le Moyne 1654 and by La Salle 1673 — Map (db m84022) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Camillus — 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct
[Obverse]: 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct Built 1842 By NY State. In Use 1845 - 1918, Replacing 1819 Aqueduct Located Just Downstream. One of 32 On The 19th Century Erie Canal. Canal Society of N.Y.S. . . . — Map (db m24186) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Camillus — George Geddes Farm
George Geddes Farm Chosen best in state in 1846. Frederick Law Olmsted; designer of Central Park, apprenticed here that year. Stone barn remains. — Map (db m122830) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Camillus — Paddock Mill
Flour & grist mill built in 1826-27 by Nathan Paddock. Sold to Modern Tissue Corp in 1936 called Amboy Paper Mill since. Closed 1958. — Map (db m86484) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Cardiff — Cardiff Giant
Disinterred near this village on Oct. 16, 1869. Represented as a petrified prehistoric man, it was subsequently proved a hoax. — Map (db m40055) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Cardiff — The Cardiff Giant
Discovered here October 16, 1869. It was proved a hoax, one of the greatest public deceptions in American history. — Map (db m40056) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Cicero — Childhood Home
Childhood Home Matilda Joslyn Gage 1826-98 writer and activist leader of New York and national woman sufferage associations. Staunch abolitionist. — Map (db m83972) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Cicero — John Leach
Made first settlement at Cicero Corners in 1802. Kept a tavern in loghouse. — Map (db m82322) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Clay — Cigarville Station
Built 1871 - served Syracuse Northern RR - burned and rebuilt about 1890. Renamed Clay Station 1903. First PO in town. D. Sotherden, Owner — Map (db m65338) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Clay — Oak Orchard
Oak Orchard Sacred area for natives Haudenosaunee gathering, fishing and fording place. Site of massacre of Haudenosaunee people. — Map (db m83896) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Clay — Pine Plains
Pine Plains First burial April 9, 1812. Inc. 1886 from Shaver Cemetery and other farm land. Veterans of Revolutionary & Civil Wars and other wars buried here. — Map (db m83876) HM
New York (Onondaga County), East Syracuse — Alexander D. Ellis
In memory of Alexander D. Ellis One of the founders of the Village of East Syracuse, New York 1834-1927 — Map (db m145119) HM
New York (Onondaga County), East Syracuse — East Syracuse War Memorial
Tribute to the Men of East Syracuse Who Served The Country during the World War World War 1917   1918 Honor Roll Abend Herman · Abend Raymond · Albertson Edward · ★Butler Arthur W. · Brown Paul · Bullion Ambrose . . . — Map (db m145117) WM
New York (Onondaga County), East Syracuse — For God and Country
To honor and commemorate Town of Dewitt veterans of all wars who fought for our country — Map (db m145120) WM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Built about 1820
Home of Col. John Stevens, Onondaga County Militia, War of 1812 — Map (db m139627) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Built Circa 1835
For Nathan Munro's tin shop 1870 Elbridge Glove & Mitten 1885 Harrington's Drug Store 1934-53 Red & White store 1953-61 U.S. Post Office — Map (db m139628) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Doman House
First electrically lighted house in Onondaga County. Brothers Lewis B., 20, Albert E., 17 and George D., 14, built generator to provide power to home in 1887. — Map (db m139635) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Elbridge
Congregational Church First church in area organized in 1800. Church building 1824 Elbridge Community Church 1945 — Map (db m139575) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Elbridge Central

School- November 1, 1928 First central school in Onondaga County. Jordan-Elbridge Central School May 9, 1961. — Map (db m139573) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — First Log Cabin
Near This Site First Log Cabin In the Town of Elbridge Built by Josiah Buck 1793 — Map (db m108730) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Industrial Area1797-1929
Employed up to 600. Grist mill, chair factories piano player co., Dyneto Co., paper mill, distillery bicycle factory, many others — Map (db m139616) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Jordan Lock 51
1847 Enlarged Erie Canal Replaced Jordan Village Lock Expanded to Double Lock 1884 Locks Lengthened Power Winch Used to Lock — Map (db m109249) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — Munro Collegiate Institute
Site of the Munro Collegiate Institute private secondary school Nathan Munro, founder, 1835. Relocated to this site 1854, closed 1901. — Map (db m139572) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Elbridge — This Lot
This lot was part of military tract of Capt. Wm. Stevens, member Mass. Society [of the] Cincinnati; First State Superintendent of Salt Industry. — Map (db m139583) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Fabius — Oldest Frame House
In Town of Pompay Built by Ebenezer Handy, 1806 — Map (db m143907) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Fabius — Timothy Jerome
Log cabin site and farm land purchased in 1793 first Fabius supervisor great great granduncle of Sir Winston Churchill — Map (db m127575) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Civil War Memorial
(right side) Killed In Battle L.A. Darling 1861 • Alanson Parsons 1862 • Wm. Pettis 1862 • G.H. Richardson 1863 • Wallace Balsley 1863 • M.P. Boyington 1863 • David Collison 1863 • Joseph Seon 1863 • Lucius Louis 1863 • Geo. Kipperly . . . — Map (db m143988) WM
New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Fayetteville
First called 'Manlius Four Corners'; Settled in 1791 by Origen Eaton and Joshua Knowlton. Boyhood home   of Grover   Cleveland — Map (db m139571) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Grover Cleveland
U.S. President 1884 - 1888 and 1892 - 1896. His boyhood home is the first house on the left north of the corner house. — Map (db m96143) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Matilda Joslyn Gage
Nationally known abolition and women's rights advocate Lived here from 1854 until her death in 1898 — Map (db m142703) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Fayetteville — Matilda Joslyn Gage Home
"There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven. That word is Liberty!" reads Matilda Joslyn Gage's tombstone. Gage worked throughout her life (1826-1898) to extend liberty and equality to women and to those held in slavery. In her childhood, . . . — Map (db m142753) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Jamesville — On-On-Da-Ga

Site of Indian village and stockade enclosing about ten acres, with forty additional acres adjoining under cultivation. Located just east of this place burned by the Indians at the time of Frontenac's invasion August 3, 1696. Site of Father . . . — Map (db m131790) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — Erie Canal
Opened 1819 in Jordan Abandoned Fall of 1917 Aqueduct built 1841 when the canal was enlarged Canal Park built 1932 — Map (db m12544) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Jordan — 362 — Sheldon Peck
Renowned early American folk artist, portrait painter and abolitionist, lived on this lot with his family from 1828 to 1836. — Map (db m127995) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Kirkville — Old Erie Canal State Historic Park at Kirkville Road
The Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is a 36-mile trail following the canal's towpath from DeWitt to Rome. This scenic trail passes through a variety of natural and cultural landscapes, including open farmland, dense woods, and old canal . . . — Map (db m144324) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Kirkville — 208 — Pool's Brook
Named For Peter Pool Who Built Saw Mill On This Site ca. 1815. Pool's Store Served Those Traveling Erie Canal. — Map (db m109211) HM
New York (Onondaga County), LaFayette — Historic Church

Organized as the Columbian Society, 1805 Erected 1819 - 20 Now Columbian Presbyterian Church of La Fayette, N.Y. — Map (db m141462) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Lafayette — 291 — Rounds Cemetery
Family of early Lafayette settlers buried here from 1802-1862. Comfort Rounds fought in French and Indian War ca. 1755. — Map (db m133051) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Liverpool — Nathan Teall
Nathan Teall First Postmaster West Cicero 1825 changed to Clay 1828 — Map (db m82075) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Lysander — On This Hill
On This Hill in the original house, 31 women organized the Female Charitable Society, second oldest woman's society in the U.S., July 27, 1817 — Map (db m83853) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Lysander — Willett Tract
Willett Tract This site is part of the military tract allotment deeded on July 9, 1790 to Marinus Willett, Revolutionary War hero — Map (db m83875) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Birthplace of Charles Mason
Born here in loghouse 1804 Graduate West Point 1829 Chief Justice Iowa 1838-42 U.S. Comm'r. Patents 1853-57 — Map (db m143906) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Cape Cod Cottage
Built 1794 Slave running station for shielding slaves during Civil War — Map (db m142730) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Cherry Valley Turnpike
Cherry Valley Turnpike Terminated Here. Completed about 1809, Joining The Seneca Turnpike Here. — Map (db m142720) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Christ Church
Christ Church Oldest Church Edifice and Oldest Episcopal Parish in Onondaga County; Inc. 1804, 1811; Built 1813; Removed to this site, 1832. — Map (db m142722) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Deep Spring
Deep Spring Te-ungh-sat-a-yagh 450 ft. north on Iroquois Trail. First road made 1790 by Gen. James Wadsworth. County line and survey mark. — Map (db m142729) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — 238 — Early Cemetery
Headstones date to 1803. Civil War veteran & Medal of Honor recipient Norman Potter and many Revolutionary War veterans buried here. — Map (db m128022) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — First Steamboat
First Steamboat Built by Wm. Avery 1 mile south of Oran. Launched in Limestone Creek near Buellville, 1823. Later first steamboat used on Erie Canal. — Map (db m142724) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Gen. John J. Peck
Gen. John J. Peck Born here Jan. 4, 1821; Won Promotion for Gallantry Mexican War; Made Maj. Gen. 1862; Defended Suffolk, VA; Died Syracuse April 21, 1878. — Map (db m142719) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Indian Hill
Was the home of the Onondaga Indians. Large population lived here in 1655. — Map (db m144383) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Indian Hill
Indian Hill In a bark chapel on this spot The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass Was First Offered in N.Y. State By Rev. Joseph M. Chaumonot Sunday 14, November 1655 Going Therefore Teach Ye all Nations Baptizing Them in the Name of the . . . — Map (db m144434) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — 28 — Pompey StoneLegends & Lore
1800s prank believed true. Engraved "Leo de L'N VI 1520" as memorial for 1500s explorer. Found 1820 near this site. 1894 hoax revealed. — Map (db m129020) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — State Troopers
1917 Camp Newayo, first training site of 232 troopers led by Supt George F. Chandler on property of NYNG Troop D 1st Cavalry — Map (db m144384) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — The Erie Canal - Canvass WhiteHistoric New York
When work on the Erie Canal began in 1817, little was known about canal engineering, and construction depended on the ingenuity of many persons. Canvass White (1796-1834), a surveyor, greatly facilitated canal construction by perfecting a "meagre . . . — Map (db m142726) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — The First School House
The First School House in the Town of Manlius was built of logs and stood near here in 1798 — Map (db m142717) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Manlius — Verbeck Gravesite
Verbeck Gravesite Located on the campus of the Manlius School. Final resting place for William and Guido Verbeck & wives. Headmasters 1888-1940. — Map (db m142723) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — First Sawmill
First sawmill in Town of Marcellus built 1796 by Deacon Samuel Rice and Judge Dan Bradley. — Map (db m40097) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of First Frame House
Site of first frame house in Town of Marcellus. Built by Dr. Elnathan Beach who served in American Revolution; sheriff of county from 1799 to 1801. — Map (db m40096) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Marcellus — Site of Old Hotel
Site of old hotel kept by Dr. Bildad Beach. Gen. LaFayette stopped here June 9, 1824. — Map (db m40095) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Memphis — 487 — Old Erie Canal
Formerly called Canton, Memphis was half-way stop on original canal route: 179 miles from Buffalo and 183 miles from Albany — Map (db m132667) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Nedrow — Nedrow c. 1798
Known as Onondaga Castle until 1897. Renamed Rockwell Springs for the sulphur springs & picnic area. Nedrow P.O. est'd 1917. — Map (db m40072) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Baptist Church
Built 1820 by N. Sterling. Frederick Freeman first pastor. Abandoned in 1834. Roman Catholic Church, 1866-92. Now LeMoyme Hall. — Map (db m143914) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Congregational Church
Organized Oct. 19, 1796 by Rev. Ameni R. Robinson Church built in 1817-18. Now Pompey Presbyterian — Map (db m143910) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Disciples Church
Disciples of Christ Church Organized in 1834 with 28 members Present building built by Matthias Berry in 1868 — Map (db m143915) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Drovers Tavern, 1820
Built of materials taken from premises; Design of main house on file Library of Congress; Last remaining tavern for Drovers. — Map (db m143879) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — First School
Erected in Town of Pompey 1798 and used until 1810 Hepsabah Beebe — Teacher Cemetery adjoined school grounds. Later removed — Map (db m143916) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — First Tavern
1796-1808 Built and kept by Job Bartholomew. Burned 1808. Another built on same site in 1809. Kept by Wm. Scoville. — Map (db m143878) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Horatio Seymour
1811 Birthplace of the twice Governor of New York State. Democratic candidate for President against Ulysses S. Grant. — Map (db m143909) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — House c. 1835
Part of David Green 1796 estate. 1835 owners Robert Fleming & Silas Holbrook. William G. Pomeroy Research Center & Museum 2003. — Map (db m143883) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Indian War Stone
Grindstone of the Onondaga Indians. Used to sharpen arrows and spears at Indian Hill until 1666. Moved to LeMoyne Park, Pompey, 1905. — Map (db m143911) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Pompey Academy
Site of Pompey Academy 1810-1834 Original academy was 40 x 50 feet frame building, two stories, gable end facing south. — Map (db m143913) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Roman Catholic Mission Church
Roman Catholic Mission Church First in Pompey was located here, 1857-1866. Father James Cahill, first priest. — Map (db m143912) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Pompey — Site of Green's House
Built of logs in 1796 by David Green. The settlement was known for years as Green's Corners. — Map (db m143884) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Salina — Jesuit MissionFrench Fort, Jesuit Well, Col. Van Schaick
Jesuit Mission The salt springs at Onondaga Lake were visited by Father LeMoyne, August 16, 1654. The following year Fathers Chaumonot and Dablon made a settlement here and on 1656 founded the mission of Ste. Marie of Ganentaa which was . . . — Map (db m91167) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — "Factory Gulf"
Founded by Amos Miner circa 1805 Carding and fulling factory woolen and clothing works "accelerated wheel heads" — Map (db m108496) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — 15 — Benjamin C. CookLegends & Lore
Native of Mottville NY Civil War veteran who suggested flags to decorate graves, honoring both Union and Confederate soldiers — Map (db m129024) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — 124 — Lake View Cemetery
Lake View Cemetery has been placed on the National Register of Historical Places in 2017 by the United States Department of the Interior William G. Pomeroy Foundation 2017 — Map (db m143216) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — Moravian Missionaries / Gansevoort’s Hundred
Here Bishop Frederick Cammerhoff and David Zeisberger built “The Pilgrim’s Hut at St. John’s Beach” on St. John Baptist’s Day, 1750. Here also Col. Gansevoort’s hundred men, bearing the American flag, rested September . . . — Map (db m143010) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — N. Leonard's Inn 1798
Nathan Leonard Revolutionary War veteran Pioneer settler and farmer — Map (db m131522) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — Sherwood Inn
Site of the old Sherwood Inn built about 1800 — Map (db m108500) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — Site of an Underground Railroad Station
James Canning Fuller home Noted abolitionist 1834-1861 He gave to the cause of freedom for the slaves Historic Marker Skaneateles 1999 — Map (db m143154) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — Site of The Great Fire
September 28, 1835 thirteen lakeside buildings were destroyed commencing in Parsons Cabinet Shop. — Map (db m100709) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — Soldiers and Sailors Monument
In memory of the soldiers and sailors of Skaneateles 1861-1865 — Map (db m143259) WM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — St. John's Beach
Bishop Frederic Cammerhoff and David Zeisberger, Moravian missionaries, built the first Skaneateles shelter on this site June 1750

Historic Marker Skaneateles 1999 — Map (db m108498) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — Steeple Bell
Installed circa 1874 Spafford Union Meeting House 1838-1976 — Map (db m108494) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Skaneateles — 286 — Wm. H.H. Crosier
Skaneateles resident awarded Medal of Honor. Badly wounded in Civil War. In 1864 retrieved regiment flag from behind enemy line — Map (db m133055) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Spafford — Borodino Hall
Site of first religious society of Borodino Church c. 1833 Spafford Town Hall 1870 Borodino Grange #1272 1912-1997 Spafford Area Historical Society 1997 — Map (db m108495) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Alexis de Tocqueville
. . . — Map (db m142301) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — atLantic ocean

the head representing the Atlantic Ocean features Neptune's trident upholding a crescent shaped moon, indicative of the relationship between the moon and the tides. To one side is the compass chart and to the other is the compass box top . . . — Map (db m110223) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Boyne

the Boyne head features the date "1690" - the year of the Battle of the Boyne when the Catholic King James was defeated by King William (Billy) of Orange.

The river rises in County Westmeath, touches County Offaly, flows into County . . . — Map (db m110217) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Col. Van Schaick
Col. Van Schaick Crossed Onondaga Creek here on way to Indian villages to the south, April 21, 1779 — Map (db m145046) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Coleman's Irish PubEst. 1933 — Tipperary Hill —

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Coleman's provides the one and only Leprechaun Entrance . . . — Map (db m110226) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — County Poor House
First house for the care of aged, destitute and homeless of Onondaga County opened on this site Feb. 1827. Existing limestone building erected 1854. — Map (db m145055) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 5 — Courier BuildingThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”It is treason, treason, TREASON, and nothing else.” Daniel Webster, about refusing to carry out the Fugitive Slave Law, 1851. On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act, requiring . . . — Map (db m138795) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Daniel Webster's "Syracuse Speech"
From this balcony in May of 1851 Daniel Webster Secretary of State delivered the ”Syracuse Speech”. — Map (db m138867) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Double Enders
Buildings constructed on the banks of the canal had two distinct sides, one faced the canal and one faced the street. The street sides of the buildings along the canal featured ornate facades to attract passing pedestrians and carriages. The . . . — Map (db m144193) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Named for first woman to be graduated from an American medical school at Geneva College, 1849, now Upstate Medical University — Map (db m145074) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 9 — Enoch ReedThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
"No man ever possessed a more generous heart, or more honorable feelings." — from Enoch Reed's obituary, Syracuse Standard, June 10, 1853 Born free in Ohio about 1813, African American Enoch Reed was one of more than a . . . — Map (db m138799) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Erie Boulevard Was Once the Erie Canal
You are standing across from the Weighlock Building on the towpath of the canal where the mule drivers and the mules that pulled canal boats once trod. The Syracuse Weighlock Building, built in 1850 to weigh canal boats, is the last surviving . . . — Map (db m138698) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Erie Canal
The historic 60 foot wide right-of-way that became the Erie Canal in 1825 established N.Y.S. as the route to the west for an expanding nation. This corridor of commerce and culture, extending from Albany to Buffalo, made New York the Empire State. — Map (db m138685) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 3 — Fayette ParkThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”… numbers of persons, who have never felt any interest in the cause of the slave, before, now seem to have all their sympathies awakened, in his behalf.” —from Diary of Ellen Birdseye Wheaton (Boston, 1923) . . . — Map (db m138793) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — FDR Dedicated Our Medical College Building
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt laid the cornerstone for this building on Sept. 29, 1936, congratulating its stewards "on the usefulness to humanity that you will afford to future generations of Americans." The College of Medicine was . . . — Map (db m145075) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Forman House
Built in 1810 for Joshua Forman First president of the Village of Syracuse and champion of the Erie Canal — Map (db m145058) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Gardening Along the Erie Canal
Typically both taverns and general stores were found at the lock sites. Both maintained gardens which supplied fresh vegetables not only for the patrons of the stores but also to the passing boatmen. Flower gardens were also common alongside the . . . — Map (db m144189) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Gateway to the World
The Erie Canal did much more than link the cities of Albany and Buffalo. It opened America's midwestern heartland to European immigrants entering New York Harbor. The Weighlock Building, the only one remaining in the world, was built in 1850 . . . — Map (db m144190) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Gen. Ellis Cemetery
First burial 1798. General John Ellis, veteran of Revolutionary War and War of 1812, buried here in 1820. — Map (db m145056) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 11 — George and Rebecca Barnes HouseThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
” …take into consideration the Principles of the American Government, and the extent to which they are trampled under foot by the Fugitive Slave Law.” —a call for a mass convention, signed by George Barnes, 1851 . . . — Map (db m138791) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Gunpowder Blast
August 20, 1841 - A fire here ignited stored gunpowder. 25 killed and 64 injured in city's deadliest accident. Erected 2012 — Map (db m145116) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 6 — Hanover SquareThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”…when Susan B. Anthony urged Republicans to take a stand against slavery, Syracusans burned her in effigy in Hanover Square.” Hanover Square (1) was a busy commercial district and civic gathering place in the mid-19th . . . — Map (db m138796) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Harriet May Mills House
Home Of Harriet May Mills, Pres. Of N.Y. Woman Sufferage Assoc. 1st Woman to Run For Sec. Of State (1920) Founder Of On. Cty. Women's Democ. Club — Map (db m109248) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Heritage Monument Founders 1997

The Coleman Family • The Leigh-Hayden Family The O'Brien Family • Hon. Leo Hayes & Family The Dorsey Family • The Gooley Family Jerry Wilson • The Collins Family • Chris Witting The Ken Davis Family • The Dennis Ryan Family Mayor . . . — Map (db m110366) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — How Much Does a Canal Boat Weigh?Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
That's the Weighlock Building across Erie Boulevard, where canal boats were weighed and tolls paid when this busy street was the Erie Canal. Cargo boats entered the stone lock chamber beneath the overhang, gates were closed at each end, the water . . . — Map (db m138700) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — James E. Heath Park
This 33-acre parcel of land was renamed in 1969 in honor of James E. Heath, a beloved former Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the City of Syracuse who believed in the importance of public recreation in urban areas for people of all ages. . . . — Map (db m145048) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — James K. McGuireAncient Order of Hibernians
James K. McGuire was elected Mayor of Syracuse at 26 years old in 1895. Known as the "Boy Mayor," he was reelected two times. The McGuire family emigrated from County Fermanagh, and Irish nationalism dominated his life. As President of Clan-na-Gael, . . . — Map (db m142299) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Kana-Ta-Go-Wah(Big Village Near The Council House)

Large Iroquois-Onondaga village located on east bank of Onondaga Creek and extending to this site

Onondaga Indians began to settle here after the burning of Onondaga Village in Frontenac's Invasion 1696 From 1720 known as . . . — Map (db m124421) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Liffey

the Liffey is the only female head and occupies the place of honour facing onto the quays and the river. The face is crowned by flowers and fruits and superimposed by a trident representing the city's powers over the waters of Dublin Bay . . . — Map (db m110220) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Locks
The locks at the Weighlock are designed in the same manner as a standard lock. However, the basic function between a traditional lock and a weighlock differ. In a traditional lock, flooding the chamber was a simple function of gravity. The locks . . . — Map (db m144191) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Onondaga Indians
In 1793 out of a total population of thirty-three inhabitants in the village of Salina, thirty persons were sick. The remaining three inhabitants with the help of neighborly and friendly Onondaga Indians took care of the sick for two months. In the . . . — Map (db m138696) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Onondaga Lake MilestonesYou have a stake in Onondaga Lake!
Federal, state, and local governments have been working to clean up the legacy of municipal and industrial pollution to improve Onondaga Lake. 1896 - City builds sewers and bans backyard privies. Sewage flows directly into Onondaga Creek . . . — Map (db m144713) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Pitts Park
Pitts Park is located next to the Syracuse Weighlock Building, on the site of a former widewaters where boat captains would wait their turn to enter the weighlock. At your left, where Oswego and Erie Boulevards intersect today, was the confluence of . . . — Map (db m138699) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Poster ProjectCanal side commerce, briefcase, balloon, umbrella, echos of past steps
This building was originally a dry goods store typical of those along the Erie Canal. The south side of the building, opening onto Water Street, featured a storefront, while the north side served to unload goods arriving by the canal. The building . . . — Map (db m144224) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 8 — Prince Jackson House SiteThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
”A strictly honest man…” Born about 1807 in Oneida County, Prince Jackson was one of the earliest African American settlers in Syracuse and the earliest to have a documented deed for property. He came to Syracuse about . . . — Map (db m138798) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Railroad Yards
19th century roundhouse located on these grounds. Site of 1852 gathering of 5000 abolitionists. Frederick Douglass spoke. — Map (db m145079) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 2 — Rev. Jermain and Mrs. Caroline LoguenThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
"What is life to me if I am to be slave in Tennessee? My neighbors! I have lived with you many years… My home is here, my children were born here… I don't respect this law — I don't fear it — I don't obey it! It outlaws me, and I . . . — Map (db m138792) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Rock of the Marne Monument
North Facing Side This memorial is presented to the City of Syracuse through personal contributions of the enlisted men of the Thirty Eighth Infantry, United States Army as a tribute to the heroes among their number who made the . . . — Map (db m145150) WM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 10 — Rose Hill Cemetery / African Americans on the North SideThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
By the 1820s and 1830s, families such as the Allens, Jacksons, Reeds, Robinsons, Thompsons, Wales, and Wandells formed a coherent black community. Rose Hill Cemetery Established in 1841, Rose Hill was the burial place of many . . . — Map (db m138800) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Salt Production
This area in the 1820s was among the first local sites to make salt by using sun and wind to evaporate brine from local springs. — Map (db m145077) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Scott Mulholland4/4/1959 thru 9/3/2010

Original member of the "Traditional Painting of the Shamrock"Map (db m110363) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Shannon

the greatest of Irish rivers - the lordly Shannon - features oak leaves and acorns, themselves symbols of strength and nobility. The trident represents Limerick City's sovereignty over the mighty Estuary. The river rises in [C]ounty . . . — Map (db m110222) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Site of John Greenway Mansion1857-1910
Founder of Greenway Brewing Company and Greenway Hotel and Tavern 1910-1926 in the Village of Eastwood — Map (db m142302) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Spanish War Memorial
To the memory of the soldiers and sailors of this country who volunteered and served in the War with Spain, Philippine Insurrection and Boxer Uprising in China — Map (db m145114) WM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Syracuse AreaHistoric New York
Onondaga Indians, the keepers of the council fires for the Iroquois League, lived here. French soldiers and Jesuit missionaries came from Canada in 1654 to seek their friendship. In that year, Father Simon Le Moyne discovered salt springs in the . . . — Map (db m57112) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Syracuse AreaHistoric New York
Onondaga Indians, the keepers of the council fires for the Iroquois League, lived here. French soldiers and Jesuit missionaries came from Canada in 1654 to seek their friendship. In that year, Father Simon LeMoyne discovered salt springs in the . . . — Map (db m64982) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Syracuse Grade Crossing EliminationN.Y. Central R.R. Co.
Washington Street Rails Laid 1837 Removed April 21, 1937 by Mayor Rolland B. Marvin First thru train operated over the 17,000,000 dollar elevated structure Sept. 24, 1936 Washington Street construction plan approved Mar. 15, 1937 and work started . . . — Map (db m142300) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The 24-Second "Shot Clock"1954 - Syracuse, New York
This clock honors the rule that changed basketball and saved the National Basketball Association. The 24-second shot clock, which put an end to stalling tactics that were threatening the league, was used for the first time in an NBA scrimmage . . . — Map (db m145115) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Banks of the Erie CanalErie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Several Syracuse banks sprouted here along the Erie Canal, each striving to benefit from the commerce of a fast growing city. When the first canal section opened here in 1820 the settlement had 60 people. By 1900 its population reached 108,000. . . . — Map (db m138697) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Great Central DepotThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
The Underground Railroad: What Was It? Traveling by foot, wagon, boat, or railroad, between 100,000 and 150,000 African Americans sought freedom in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or the northern U.S. before the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. . . . — Map (db m138801) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Indian Trail
. . . — Map (db m145053) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Iroquois Trail
The Iroquois Trail Crossed here For several centuries the Great Indian Highway East and West Used by the Dutch in 1634, by the Jesuit Missionaries, by Sir William Johnson and by Asa Danforth the Onondaga pioneer, carrying on his . . . — Map (db m145049) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Jerry Rescue
In 1827, the State of New York was among the first in the Union to abolish slavery. By the mid-1800's, Syracuse was known nationally as a hub of anti-slavery activity. Harriet Tubman, Gerrit Smith, the Rev. Samuel J. May, and the Rev. Jermain W. . . . — Map (db m138797) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Resort Era
Onondaga Lake was once the "Coney Island” of Central New York, with a number of resorts and amusement parks established along the western shore from 1875 through 1920. The Maple Bay Hotel, with a beach, large dancing pavilion, and . . . — Map (db m144419) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 325 — The Sanatorium
Onondaga Sanatorium for the Treatment of Tuberculosis for Adults and Children opened October 1916 closed May 1959 — Map (db m133052) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 34 — Thirteen CurvesLegends & Lore
Along this route a woman in white searches for her groom. Both died on their wedding night in the early 1900s while driving the 13 curves. — Map (db m129018) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 420 — University Club
Home to University Club of Syracuse from 1917-1986. After various uses, CNY Philanthropy Center established 2010. — Map (db m132724) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — War of 1812
Captain Henry Crouch and Captain Benjamin Branch soldiers of War of 1812 who died while encamped near here are buried above — Map (db m145057) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 4 — Wesleyan Methodist ChurchThe Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
"The president of the railroad… humanely provided me with free passes for the fugitives on the road to Canada and freedom." — Charles Merrick, Reminiscences of the Jerry Rescue, 1893 The Wesleyan Methodist Church was a . . . — Map (db m138794) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Why a Weighlock?
A weighlock was used to weigh canalboats so that a tariff could be determined on the cargo. Each time a boat captain took on a new cargo, he was required to have the cargo weighed and pay a toll. Boats were weighed once a year to determine the . . . — Map (db m144192) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Wyborn Cemetery
Also known as Salt Springs Cemetery First Burial - 1818 Last Burial - 1877 Early settlers & veterans here — Map (db m145045) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Young Abraham LincolnArt on Campus
Anna Hyatt Huntington American 1876-1973 Young Abe Lincoln on Horseback, 1963 bronze, 13’ high This statue was presented in 1974 to Syracuse University along with several other smaller sculptures, and many of the personal and business . . . — Map (db m145572) HM

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May. 28, 2020