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Northern Approach to Saw Mill Creek Marker image, Touch for more information
By Yugoboy, October 13, 2012
Northern Approach to Saw Mill Creek Marker
New York (Schuyler County), Burdett — Saw Mill Creek
First saw mill in section located here, built by Reuben Smith, 1785-6 — Map (db m68610) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Burdett — Warehouse
On this site in 1823 a vessel loaded 70 tons of wheat and reached port of New York through the Erie Canal. — Map (db m68613) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Burdett — Woolen Mill
Samuel A. Seely erected a Woolen Mill at this place in 1801 The first in Schuyler County — Map (db m68612) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — Early Settler
State's survey 1790 locates here cabin one Masters with twenty acres cleared land — Map (db m68603) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — First Presbyterian Church
Organized 1809 Present edifice built 1818 Sunday School held continuously since 1813. — Map (db m68605) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — Gen. Hand's Light Corps — Camp Site
Camp, extending west here Sullivan—Clinton Campaign September 3, 1779 — Map (db m68609) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — General Clinton's Brigade — Camp Site
Camp Site Gen. Clinton's Brigade Camp, Line East-West Sullivan-Clinton Campaign September 3, 1779 — Map (db m75162) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — General Maxwell's Brigade — Camp Site
Camp Site Gen. Maxwell's Brigade Camp, Extending North here Sullivan-Clinton Campaign September 3, 1779 — Map (db m75163) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — General Poor's Brigade — Camp Site
Camp Site Gen. Poor's Brigade Camp, Line North-South Sullivan-Clinton Campaign September 3, 1779 — Map (db m75164) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — Peach Orchard
(Ga-Di-Odji-Ya-Da) Site of Iroquois village Gen. Sullivan camped here September 3, 1779 — Map (db m68604) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Hector — William Wickham
Site of cabin of William Wickham First settler in town of Hector 1791. Direct descendant of Earl of Wykham — Map (db m68611) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Meckelburg — Hon. Henry Fish Homestead
Built 1815-1820. First assemblyman from Schuyler County 1858, Chairman First Board Supervisors. — Map (db m77930) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Montour Falls — Catherine's Landing
1st Store & Inn in region located here 1805 at head of Lake Navigation — Map (db m66957) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Montour Falls — Chemung Canal
From 1833 until its closing in 1878, the Chemung Canal linked this area with the Erie Canal. The first of 51 locks was near this marker. — Map (db m107561) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Montour Falls — James A. Shepard
Mechanical Genius in 1880 aged 16 yrs. began business with his father and brother in a foundry 20x45 feet on this site. From his ingenuity and tireless efforts grew the Shepard Niles Crane and Hoist Corporation of this village — Map (db m66958) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Montour Falls — Montour Falls Memorial Library — c.1864
Has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by The United States Department of Interior — Map (db m118794) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Montour Falls — She-Qua-Ga
“Tumbling Waters” A sketch now in the Louvre made about 1820 by Louis Philippe later King of France — Map (db m73094) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Montour Falls — Site of Catharine's Town
Destroyed 1779 by General Sullivan Indian name "Chequaga", after Catherine Montour, a Seneca queen. — Map (db m75166) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Valois — Ferry
Established 1805 between this point and Starkey by John Goodwin Chartered by State, 1820 Frank Wood, Pilot, 1867-97 — Map (db m30914) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Watkins Glen — At Watkins Glen — Dedicated to the Founders
Each year on Friday after Labor Day, the Grand Prix Festival of Watkins Glen celebrates the community’s rich road racing history and the first post-World War II road race in the United States. The event is dedicated to the committee of the Chamber . . . — Map (db m80033) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Watkins Glen — Honoring Our Naval Veterans — Seneca Lake, Schuyler County, Watkins Glen, New York
Honoring Our Naval Veterans William James DeSarno, a World War II U.S. Naval veteran and others, in true patriotism and appreciation, presents this memorial which is erected and dedicated to the honor and glory of all Schuyler County residents . . . — Map (db m75158) WM
New York (Schuyler County), Watkins Glen — The Original Watkins Glen Circuit — 1848–1952
On this spot the green flag dropped for twenty-three sports cars to start the first road race in the United States after World War II. It was October 2, a beautiful, crisp Saturday in 1948. The event, sanctioned by the Sports Car Club, of . . . — Map (db m80030) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Watkins Glen — The Present Watkins Glen Circuit
In 1953 the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corporation moved the circuit to a spot six miles southwest of the village, very close to where the circuit is presently located and racing continued on public roads for three more years In 1956 the 2.3 mile . . . — Map (db m80032) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Watkins Glen — Underground Railroad
Luther Cleveland and wife sheltered fugitive slaves here, and helped them on their way to Canada — Map (db m68615) HM
New York (Schuyler County), Watkins Glen — Watkins Glen State Park
Morvalden Ells Opened this Book of Nature as a Private Enterprise, July Fourth 1863 Now Watkins Glen State Park. A Scenic Wonder of the World — Map (db m69978) HM

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