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By Anton Schwarzmueller, October 26, 2018
Viet Nam Plaque
New York (Ontario County), Bloomfield — A Memorial
[1] This plaque is a memorial to these Bloomfield veterans who lost their lives in Viet Nam. James Saxby, Joseph Williams, Douglas Silvernail. [3] This plaque is a memorial to these Bloomfield veterans who lost their lives in WWII. Raymond . . . — Map (db m125971) WM
New York (Ontario County), Bloomfield — East Bloomfield Academy
East Bloomfield Academy Erected 1837-38. Restoration started 1969. Dedicated 1974 in honor of Mrs. Frank H. Steele, town of East Bloomfield Historian and founder and organizer of the Historical Society, Town of East Bloomfield, 1966. Benefactor to . . . — Map (db m125527) HM
New York (Ontario County), Bloomfield — East Bloomfield to the Memory of her Sons
East Bloomfield To the memory of her sons who died in defence of the Union 1861-5 Peninsula Richmond 85. Regt. N.Y. Vols. Co. B. Lieut. Amos Brunson Died. Bottoms Bridge, Va. May 24, 1862 Serg. John Buell Died. Andersonville, Ga. Sept. . . . — Map (db m125793) WM
New York (Ontario County), Bloomfield — First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1837 — Map (db m125525) HM
New York (Ontario County), Bloomfield — First Town Hall
First Town Hall Built c. 1841. Listed on State & National Registers of Historic Places through the diligent work of Ginny Schroeder Town Historian 2006-2014 — Map (db m125528) HM
New York (Ontario County), Bristol — Burning Springs
Burning Springs Charted on earliest maps of North America after LaSalle's visit August 1669. Caused by escaping natural gas. Once a mystery to visitors. — Map (db m125506) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — 200 Years of Peace and Friendship
November 11 Canandaigua Pickering Treaty 1794 - 1994 Solemn agreements were renewed between the United States of America and the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations of Indians). U.S.A. Representative Congresswoman Louise Slaughter conveyed a message, . . . — Map (db m63998) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Boathouse History
The City Pier was built in 1848, and the first boathouses were built during the 1850s. Simple wooden boathouses contained mostly small skiffs while larger ones housed sculling shells, sailing and steam yachts. By 1888, over eighty boathouses were . . . — Map (db m63990) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Canandaigua
Canandaigua Indian village destroyed by Sullivan 1779 — Map (db m125524) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — City of Canandaigua — History Happened Here — The Business District
1789-1820's When Canandaigua was founded in 1789, Downtown served as the location at the land office for the Phelps-Gorham Purchase. The Downtown also served as a commercial center for new settlers and as a stopover for travelers in . . . — Map (db m64554) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Granger Homestead
Home of Gideon Granger Postmaster Gen. in cabinets of Jefferson & Madison resident here 1814-1822 — Map (db m63987) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Historic Canandaigua Public Square
Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham, developers who purchased most of Western New York in 1789, made Canandaigua the seat of Ontario County, which was later divided into thirteen counties. They donated this "Village Green" with the stipulation . . . — Map (db m64555) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States — Map (db m61893) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Squaw Island
The Island beyond this pier is known as Squaw Island, the smallest State Park in New York State. This area is the birth place of the Seneca Indian Nation, Keepers of the Western Gate of the Iroquois League. According to legend, the wives and . . . — Map (db m61906) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — The Last General Council of the United States
The Last General Council of the United States with the Iroquois Confederacy was held in Canandaigua, and the resultant treaty was signed November 11, 1794, by U.S. Agent Timothy Pickering Sachems and Warriors Farmer's Brother Cornplanter, Red . . . — Map (db m63999) HM
New York (Ontario County), Clifton Springs — Peirce Pavillion 2
The original Peirce Pavilion was constructed in 1880 on the North East corner of Main and Spring Streets surrounding a major sulphur spring. It was these sulphur springs that made the growth of Clifton Springs Sanitarium possible and which in turn . . . — Map (db m64949) HM
New York (Ontario County), East Bloomfield — 1656 Chapel of St. Michael 1656 — Village of Gandougarae — Joseph Chauminot First Missionary
Nearby this very spot. Place where most of the Huron captives were brought after the Senecas destroyed and burned their homes in Huronia, 1649. (Midland) Where the chapel of St. Ignace, St. Marie and St. Joseph together with the murder of the Jesuit . . . — Map (db m125507) HM
New York (Ontario County), East Bloomfield — Gandougarae
Near this spot stood a village of Huron christians, captives of the Senecas. Father Chaumonot said here in 1656: "Myself I gave as a guarantee of the truth I preach." In a new chapel, dedicated Nov. 3, 1669, Father Fremin said, "I beseech you, . . . — Map (db m125508) HM
New York (Ontario County), East Bloomfield — Gandougarae
Gandougarae Town of captive Hurons stood near here. Destroyed by Denonville July 17, 1687. Earliest Christian community in Genesee country. — Map (db m125509) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — 1788 Survey
1788 Survey 4 towns, 3 counties meet near this site. Starting point for survey of Phelps & Gorham Purchase done by Co. Hugn Maxwell in 1788. — Map (db m126144) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — Hathaway Home
Home and framed barns built 1793 by Isaac Hathaway, a Revolutionary War veteran, and first town clerk. Site of stage and trolley stop. — Map (db m68616) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — Herendeen Homestead
Heredeen Homestead Built by James Herendeen 1832. Entrance porch added by Josephine Herendeen 1932. — Map (db m125530) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — In Honor of All Veterans
Dedicated by the Farmington Vietnam War Commemorative Committee in honor of all veterans from all wars. — Map (db m125522) WM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — Lapham Home
Lapham Home Elbridge Lapham born 1814 in Farmington New York appointed U.S. Senator from NYS served 1881 to 1885 succeeding Roscoe Conkling. — Map (db m125533) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — Smith's Mill
Smith's Mill Near this site Jacob Smith erected the first grist mill in Farmington, 1793, Anannias McMillan, builder. — Map (db m125534) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — Town Hall Site
Town Hall Site First Town Hall built near center of town in 1833. Highway shed built in 1852. Buildings torn down in 1966. Site became Town Park 1970. — Map (db m125532) HM
New York (Ontario County), Fishers — Park Place
Built by Simeon Parks April 1813, who cleared a large tract of land. Famous plank road went by here. State Department of Education 1935 — Map (db m90714) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — B.P.O. Elks No. 1054

Certified House of Architectural Merit — Map (db m104944) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance
At this point in 1828, water from Seneca Lake was first released into the newly constructed Cayuga-Seneca Canal, forming a navigable link to the Erie Canal. The waterway enabled commerce to flow between Seneca and the Hudson River and soon became an . . . — Map (db m60113) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Deceased Veterans Memorial

In memory of All Deceased Veterans

Dedicated October 8, 1994 — Map (db m104909) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Fay & Bowen Engine Company
Known for its boats, the Fay & Bowen Engine Company built quality pleasure craft and marine and industrial engines near this site from 1904 to 1929. Fay & Bowen sold launches and runabouts worldwide that earned them the reputation - "None Better . . . — Map (db m60111) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Geneva Hotel
Site of Geneva Hotel Erected 1796 by Capt. Charles Williamson — Map (db m60096) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Korean War and Cold War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m104948) WM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Log House
Site of Log House erected in 1787 later know as Clark Jennings Tavern — Map (db m60128) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Medical College
Site of Geneva Medical College Eliz. Blackwell received here in 1849 the first degree of M.D. ever conferred upon a woman. — Map (db m60095) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva — Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell, a pioneer of modern, preventative medicine and the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree, graduated at the top of her class from the Medical Institute of Geneva College in 1849. Three years later, in 1852 . . . — Map (db m60099) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva — The Willows
The Willows along Seneca Lake date back to the 1890's. Additional trees were planted by the Winnek Post 396 of the American Legion after World War I to honor the lives lost in that war. The original Route 5 & 20 ran just a few feet from these trees . . . — Map (db m60102) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva — The First Railroad
The first railroad appeared in Geneva in 1841. By the 1870's, railroads ran in all directions from Geneva. Over the years, the rail system expanded to include industrial and passenger service. Today the rail system is still used to bring raw . . . — Map (db m60123) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva — Seneca Lake
The deepest of the eleven Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake measures 36 miles long, an average of three miles wide, and 618 feet deep at the deepest point. Because of its depth, the lake has frozen completely only four times since this region was . . . — Map (db m60124) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva — Steamboats
At least 15 steamboats were built between 1828 and 1906 to run on Seneca Lake. The Lake's first steamboat, the Seneca Chief made its maiden voyage the length of the lake and back on July 3, 1828. Operated by Geneva Merchants, John B. and Robert . . . — Map (db m60126) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton, — 1779
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. — Map (db m68624) HM WM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Sampson Naval Training Station Veterans

In honor of the men and women who served at the Sampson Naval Training Station, Route 96A, Sampson, New York during its operation from 1942 to 1946

Dedicated this 10th day of September 1988 by the Waterloo VFW Post #6433.

Anchor . . . — Map (db m104734) WM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Smith's Opera House

Geneva Historical Society Building of Architectural Merit

Historic Building Preservation Award 1995 Ontario County Historical Society — Map (db m104720) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Soldiers • Sailors Memorial Library

To every hero of her every war the American nation is grateful — Map (db m104935) WM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — The Steamer "Seneca"

The boat was built in 1883 by Alonzo and Benjamin Springstead. The Seneca was once the fastest ship on the lake. It plied the waters of Seneca Lake until 1908.

[Donors not transcribed]

The Mural Produced by the Finger Lakes . . . — Map (db m104719) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Vietnam War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m104949) WM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — War Memorial

Erected to the memory of Geneva Patriots who served our nation in her wars that freedom might remain our most cherished heritage Dedicated May 30 1939

Jean McKay sculptress Thomas Lyon White . . . — Map (db m104992) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — World War I Memorial

Honoring those who gave their lives

World War I 1914 - 1918

[Roll of Honored Dead] ———————————————————— . . . — Map (db m104950) WM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — World War II Memorial

Honoring those who gave their lives in World War II 1941 - 1945

[Roll of Honored Dead] ———————————————— Dedicated to all who served . . . — Map (db m104947) WM

New York (Ontario County), Manchester — Apple Orchard
Apple Orchard On 22 September 1823, Joseph Smith Jr, was harvesting wheat with his father and brothers when he was overcome by exhaustion from the visits of the angel Moroni the previous night in the log home. His father sent him home to rest. His . . . — Map (db m117640) HM
New York (Ontario County), Manchester — Cooper Shop
Cooper Shop The Smith family built a cooper shop on Stafford Road where, under the direction of Joseph Smith Sr., a competent copper, they made and repaired barrels, kegs, buckets, and tubs. They found a ready market for their wares, particularly . . . — Map (db m117629) HM
New York (Ontario County), Manchester — Smith Farm
Smith Farm In just twelve years, the Smiths turned their hundred acres of forest into a farm that provided for their needs and stood as a monument to their family unity, thrift, and exemplary work habits. Wood Lots. Forty acres of wood lot . . . — Map (db m117624) HM
New York (Ontario County), Manchester — The Frame Home
The Frame Home The Smith's oldest son, Alvin, planned the construction of this handsome New England-style farmhouse to provide for his future family and to care for his parents in their elderly years. Having apprenticed as a builder, he managed . . . — Map (db m117631) HM
New York (Ontario County), Manchester — Threshing Barn
Threshing Barn A barn was essential to the success of the Smith farm. Soon after moving into the log home, the likely built a threshing barn on the 100-acre farm. The wooden floor of the central bay was used to thresh grain crops like wheat, . . . — Map (db m117627) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — First Church
On this site was organized the "First Religious Compact of Middletown 1800". The church was built in 1824 — Map (db m64936) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Grimes Glen
Grimes Glen Home of the oldest fossil tree found and mounted by D. Dana Luther, Naples, N.Y. Now in State Education building, Albany, N.Y. — Map (db m125503) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Memorial - Canesque, Chief of the Senecas
Chief of the Senecas at Nundawao Village, who came from the Genesee Reservation in 1794 to die and be buried in his beloved Kiandaga Valley. — Map (db m64935) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Naples
Founded 1789 on the old Seneca village of Nundawao; first known as Watkinstown; in 1796 called Middletown; on April 6, 1808, named Naples — Map (db m64934) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Naples
Known as Watkinstown 1789 Named Middletown 1796 Midway between Canandaigua and Bath: Naples April 6, 1808 — Map (db m64937) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Naples c1859 - Powered by Grimes Creek
Harnessing the Power Water gushing out of Grimes Glen was dammed at the mouth of the glen and directed into a wooden raceway that carried it to mills throughout the village. The raceway fed Naples Mill, along the route that is now named Race . . . — Map (db m125804) HM
New York (Ontario County), Phelps — Phelps Historic District
Adapted by the Village Board in 1990 to protect and preserve our rich heritage of landmarks and unique structures... a birthright of our children. — Map (db m64932) HM
New York (Ontario County), Phelps — Pioneer Cemetery — 1000 graves 1803-1857
Here lie 16 Revolutionary soldiers and a Lexington Minute Man. Pioneers include Robison, Granger, Deane, Swift, Dickinson, Hildreth. — Map (db m64930) HM
New York (Ontario County), Richmond — Old Reed Homestead
Old Reed Homestead First brick house in town of Richmond. Built 1803 by Philip Reed — Map (db m125495) HM
New York (Ontario County), Richmond — Pioneer Home
Nearby is the site of Pioneer Home Capt. Peter Pitts First settler in town of Richmond — Map (db m125501) HM
New York (Ontario County), Richmond — Pitts Mansion
Pitts Mansion Built 1821 by Gideon Pitts son of Capt. Peter Pitts pioneer settler in 1789 — Map (db m125496) HM
New York (Ontario County), Richmond — This Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to our men and women who faithfully served their country in war and peace ”O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife, who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life!” . . . — Map (db m126021) WM
New York (Ontario County), Rushville — Marcus Whitman
Pioneer missionary patriot colonizer in Oregon Ter. Born here Sept. 4, 1802 — Map (db m61349) HM
New York (Ontario County), Shortsville — Bee Sting Death
Second known in North America: on May 12, 1814 Timothy Ryan died within one hour from anaphylaxis to bee sting. U.S. 2000 est. 50 deaths/yr. — Map (db m64521) HM
New York (Ontario County), South Bristol — Frost Town
Frost Town Town pioneers erected a saw mill here in 1790. By 1880 Jonathan Frost was operating three mills. Town of 200 people and 39 buildings faded with the harvested timber. — Map (db m125502) HM
New York (Ontario County), South Bristol — Wilder Cemetery
Wilder Cemetery Gamaliel Wilder, South Bristol's founder, is buried here as are veterans of the French and Indian thru the Civil wars. First burial 1801. — Map (db m125505) HM
New York (Ontario County), South Bristol — Woodville
Woodville Site of steamboat landing for goods and passengers from 1827 to 1935. Boats Ontario I and II were built here in 1845 and 1867. — Map (db m125504) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Athasata (Kryn) — The Great Christian Mohawk Chief
In Perpetuation of the Name of Athasata (Kryn) The Great Christian Mohawk Chief Promoter of Peace - Respecter of Treaties - Defender of Righteousness - Valiant Warrior Leader of Indian Forces, forming one-third of the army of the De . . . — Map (db m61905) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Auburn Trail Location Map
Auburn Trail Location Map The Auburn Trail follows the route of the Auburn & Rochester Railroad through the Town of Victor. The Auburn & Rochester Railroad was incorporated in 1836, "commencing in the village of Auburn at the termination of . . . — Map (db m125564) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Birthplace James A. Hard
Birthplace James A. Hard 7-15-1841 Died 3-12-1953 in 112th yr. Pvt. 37th N. Y. Vol Co. E. Next to last survivor of Union Army — Map (db m125548) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Camp Site
Camp Site Col John Butler's (Tory) Rangers Aug. 1779. Relics found at spring at foot of prehistoric Seneca Indian fort — Map (db m125550) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Cobblestone Pumphouse at Fishers Station
Cobblestone Pumphouse at Fishers Station Cobblestone Architecture: Unique to Western New York Cobblestone architecture in the United States is peculiar to western New York. The walls of cobblestone buildings were built of small stones, known . . . — Map (db m125563) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — DeNonville's Army Ambushed
DeNonville's Army ambushed here, July 1687 — Map (db m125557) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Deohako — Things That Sustain Us — Ganondagon State Historic Site
Although the Seneca were successful hunters and gatherers, they were famed for their horticulture. Up until colonial times Seneca cultivators were primarily women, and the plant world was associated with their aspect of life. Central to Seneca . . . — Map (db m70861) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Dyagodiyu
[1] Dyagodiyu, The Place of a Battle As soon as the Women and Children were fled, their fired there owne Castles and all the Men being gon to convey them away except a hundred in a small Fort who had sent out spyes and received information that . . . — Map (db m126448) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Ezra Wilmarth
Opened stagecoach inn here Dec. 25, 1815. Original Inn sign had masonic emblem. Soldiers of War of 1812 gathered on this site. — Map (db m68620) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Fisher Homestead
Fisher Homestead Oldest house here. Built by Chas. Fisher 1811. Fishers named for him. Post Office 1850. Home of Henry Pardee, Assemblyman 1840. — Map (db m125552) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Fishers
Fishers 43rd parallel was PA.|N.Y. border before 1787 — Map (db m125553) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Fishers
Fishers Ground for Auburn and Rochester R. R. broken here. First train Sept. 10, 1840. Charles Fisher, first agent — Map (db m125555) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gahayanduk
[1] Gahayanduk The "Fort" mentioned by De Nonville, "of eight hundred paces in circumference, and situated on a very advantageous height, distant half a league from Gannagaro"...has long been known by the name of "Fort Hill," among the inhabitants . . . — Map (db m125597) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gahayanduk
We set out...in battle array, expecting to find the enemy entrenched in the new village which is above the old. We entered the plain, however, without seeing anything but the vestiges of the fugitives. We found the old village burnt by the enemy, . . . — Map (db m126386) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gahayanduk Fort Hill
Gahayanduk Fort Hill In Seneca, Gahayanduk means "there was a fort there." In the seventeenth century, the Seneca stored thousands of bushels of dried corn in a palisaded enclosure here. This "fort" was burned by a French force under Governor . . . — Map (db m125574) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannagaro
Gannagaro. Largest of the Seneca Indian villages, was located on Boughton Hill. Rev. Joseph Chaumonot preached and baptized here in 1657. The place was also visited by Rev. Julien Garnier and other Jesuit missionaries. Rev. John Pierron had a chapel . . . — Map (db m125547) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannagaro
[1] Gannagaro We set out...in battle array, expecting to find the enemy entrenched in the new village which is above the old. We entered the plain, however, without seeing anything but the vastigies of the fugitives. We found the old village burnt . . . — Map (db m125596) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannagaro
[1] Gannagaro Canagorah lyes on the top of a great hill, and in that as well as the bigness much like Onondago, contayning 150 houses; Northwestward of Caiougo 72 miles. Here ye Indyans were very desirous to see us ride our hourses wch wee did; . . . — Map (db m126388) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannondata
[1] Gannondata The 21st, we went to the village of Gannondata, about two leagues from Totiakon. It is the remotest village of the Senecas. We destroyed there a large quantity of corn. We found in the village the arms of England which has been put . . . — Map (db m125581) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gannongarae
[1] Gannongarae The country of the Sonnontouans, which is much the most fertile and populous of the cantons of the Iroquois, contains two very large towns and a number of lesser villages, besides a town of the Hurons named St. Michel, who took . . . — Map (db m125590) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Ganondagan — Town of White — Ganondagon State Historic Site
In the Seneca language, Ganodagen means White Town. In Seneca tradition the color white is linked to the ideas of peace purity and truth. The translation preferred by Seneca today is Town of Peace. Seneca Traditionalists connect this town with the . . . — Map (db m70860) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gano'so:d — Seneca Longhouse
This full-size model stands upon the remains of a wooden house built by the Seneca in the 1670s or 1680s. The modern tubes have been erected over the location of postmolds discovered through archaeological excavation in 1984. The diameter of each . . . — Map (db m126484) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Gayanessha'gowa — The Great Law of Peace
The Gayanessha'gowa, or Great Law, is the founding tradition of the League of the Haudenosaunee. The Great Law originated sometime between the tenth century, A.D., and the early sixteenth century. The League of the Haudenosaunee continues to meet . . . — Map (db m126075) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Graves
The village had been burnt by themselves; it was now eight days since. We found nothing entire in the town except the town cemetery and the graves. It was filled with snakes and animals, a great mask with eyes and teeth of brass, and a bearskin with . . . — Map (db m126445) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Hanuwane — Great Turtle Island
Many versions of the Iroquois Creation Story exist. It is set in a time when there existed two distinct worlds. Sky World was inhabited by spirit beings not unlike humans. At its center was a great tree whose fruits and flowers radiated blue . . . — Map (db m126251) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Haudenosaunee — People of the Longhouse
The Seneca call themselves Onondowahgah, People of the Great Hill. They are the western-most people of the Haudenosaunee, known today as the Six Nations Iroquois. Haudenosaunee means, "People who Build Houses," and the term has come to designate the . . . — Map (db m126074) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Home of Sgt. Amos Woodin
Home of Sgt. Amos Woodin Soldier of the Revolution. Saw Burgoyne surrender at Saratoga 1777. — Map (db m125554) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Jikonhsaseh
Mother of Nations met and advised the Peacemaker on formation of Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy ca. 900 AD. She is buried nearby. — Map (db m68618) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Jikonhsaseh — The Mother of Nations
Jikonhasaseh was an elderly woman when the Peacemaker approached her to explain his mission to bring peace through reason to the nations of the world. She played a major role in the formation of the League of the Haudenosaunee. When the Peacemaker . . . — Map (db m126505) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Mead Square — Dedicated in memory of Alfred M. Mead, M.D. — 1856-1939
Alfred Milton Mead was born on November 21, 1856 in Macedon Center to John and Emma Cookingham Mead. He graduated from Macedon Center Academy in 1876 and Buffalo Medical School in 1880. In March of 1880, he began his practice in the village of . . . — Map (db m64528) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — New York Central Station at Main Street Fishers
New York Central Station at Main Street Fishers The railroad brought the sort of deal making which accompanies such major developments. Charles Fisher landed a contract for cutting ties and lumber for the railroad, and later wood for the . . . — Map (db m125559) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Nundawahonoga
[1] Nundawahonoga The Senecques have four towns, vizt Canagora, Tiotohatton, Canoenada, & Keint-he; Canagorah and Tiotohattan lye within 30 mile of the lake ffontenacque, and ye other two ly about four or five mile apiece to ye southward of these, . . . — Map (db m125582) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Onenodaji:h
Onenodaji:h Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke Sown near the village, this plant produces tubers which were the potato indigenous to northeastern North America. Hardy and readily established, it was a favorite garden supplement. The . . . — Map (db m126104) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Onondowahgah — People of the Great Hill
[1] Onondowahgah People of the Great Hill The Seneca are known in their own language as Onondowahgah, or People of the Great Hill. Tradition relates that long ago two men paddling home from a hunting trip found a small brightly colored serpent . . . — Map (db m125592) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Pabos
Pabos A Basque explorer seeking the Northwest Passage buried 300 ft. east. June 10, 1618 — Map (db m125549) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Palisades
[1] Palisades The Seneca had double palisades stronger than the pickets of the fort and the first could not have been forced without great loss. Their plan was to keep only 300 men inside, and with 1200 others perpetually harass you. Rev. Jean . . . — Map (db m126387) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Pumphouse
Pumphouse Built 1845 for Auburn & Rochester R.R. to pump water for locomotives. 2nd oldest railroad building in U.S. — Map (db m125556) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Rochester Area — Historic New York
Seneca Indians often camped along the lower Genesee River where Rochester eventually developed. During the 17th century, French soldiers and missionaries visited the area. In 1803, Nathaniel Rochester, William Fitzhugh and Charles Carroll of . . . — Map (db m57114) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Indians — Historic New York
The Seneca Indians, “Keepers of the Western Door,” occupied this area since the formation of the Iroquois confederacy about 1550. Most numerous and most warlike of the Six Nations, they for a time dominated the tribes northward into . . . — Map (db m56880) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Trail
Traversed by French Army of Denonville, 1687. Here were Seneca lodges where friendly Indian followers of trail were welcomed. — Map (db m61909) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Women as Horticulturalists
Seneca women raised the foods that sustained their people, providing the community of Ganondagan with a good diet and a healthy lifestyle. The women gathered in large work parties to plant, weed, and harvest the gardens surrounding their homes. They . . . — Map (db m126073) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke
Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke Father of the Porcelain Insulator — Map (db m74462) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Spring
Chief Blacksmith says that the whole village was supplied by one spring, which issued from the side of a hill. To procure the water more conveniently, the Indians made troughs or conductors of basswood bark, which, when stripped from the tree, curls . . . — Map (db m126351) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — The Clearing
The Seneca people carved a clearing out of the forest in which to locate their town and homes. They used the trees they cut to build their houses and the surrounding palisade wall. The town, the homes, and the fields outside the palisade wall were . . . — Map (db m126252) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — The War on Corn
[1] The War on Corn The Denonville expedition was a military campaign launched by France against the Seneca in the summer of 1687 to secure French trade interests against the English. Denonville's tactics were simple: either attack the Seneca in . . . — Map (db m125612) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Totiakton
[1] Totiakton Tiotehatton lyes on the brinke or edge of a hill, has nott much cleared ground, is neare the river Tiotehatton which signifies bending, itt lyes to Westward of Ganagorah about 30 miles, contains about 120 houses being ye largest of . . . — Map (db m125575) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Victor Centennial, 1913
In this valley called by the Indians Dya-go-di-ya (Place of the Battle), the first division of De Nonville's army was ambushed by Seneca warriors July 13, 1687. With his second division the French leader overawed the Senecas, who fled, burning . . . — Map (db m61907) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Wenishadenyoh — The Ceremonial Year
The Seneca year is marked by celebrations of Thanksgiving. The traditional way requires that human beings acknowledge all things which make life possible on earth: the grasses, water, the winds, thunder, the shrubs and trees, the birds, animals, . . . — Map (db m126076) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Women's Rights
The equality of Haudenosaunee women was assured from the foundation of the Confederacy. The first person to accept the Peacemaker's message was a woman, Jikonhsaseh. She secured the rights, responsibilities, and roles Haudenosaunee women continue to . . . — Map (db m126250) HM

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