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By William Fischer, Jr., June 19, 2017
"A Very Pretty Indian Town of Ten Houses" Marker
New York (Seneca County), Canoga — "A Very Pretty Indian Town of Ten Houses"

Site of "a very pretty Indian town of ten houses" Burned September 21, 1779 ———————— See page 76 "Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan," published by . . . — Map (db m104763) HM

New York (Seneca County), Canoga — Canoga Cemetery

This early burial ground once referred to as "Hause Point Cemetery", has recorded burials as early as 1805. Canoga Cemetery Association established in 1855 with 3 original acres. Received certificate of incorporation in 1905. Land added in . . . — Map (db m104754) HM

New York (Seneca County), Canoga — Canoga Creek

Site of the Indian village of Skannayutenate Red Jacket, the Indian orator was born here — Map (db m104761) HM

New York (Seneca County), Canoga — Gar-Non-De-Yo

Site of Indian village Gar-Non-De-Yo Destroyed during Sullivan Campaign Sept. 21, 1779 — Map (db m104762) HM

New York (Seneca County), Canoga — Red Jacket
Was born here about 1758. The famous Indian orator and Seneca Chief sought to preserve peace with U.S. Died in Buffalo in 1830. — Map (db m8181) HM
New York (Seneca County), Canoga — Red Jacket.
SA-GO-YA-WAT-HA (He keeps them awake) The orator of the Six Nations of Iroquois A chief of the Wolf Clan of the Senecas Born near this spot-died at Buffalo N.Y. 1750            1830 . . . — Map (db m8179) HM
New York (Seneca County), Covert — Old Baptist Church
Old Baptist Church founded Covert, N.Y. Feb. 16, 1803. 1st pastor Minor Thomas. "Mother church" of Seneca Baptist Association. Old Covert cemetery nearby. — Map (db m96342) HM
New York (Seneca County), Interlaken — The Beehive
The Beehive Tavern of pioneer days erected 1824. 3d floor used for various meetings. — Map (db m96341) HM
New York (Seneca County), Lodi — Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton1779
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 m68621) HM WM
New York (Seneca County), Ovid — 1845 Seneca County Historic Court House Complex

The Three Bears have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 1845 • 1860 • 1845 — Map (db m104903) HM

New York (Seneca County), Ovid — Sullivan Trail
Sullivan Trail Before settlement by white men, Col. Henry Dearborn of the Sullivan Expedition viewed Cayuga Lake here Sept. 22, 1779. — Map (db m96336) HM
New York (Seneca County), Ovid — Thomas R. Lounsbury
Illustrious Yale Professor born here 1835. Son of Rev. Thomas Lounsbury and Mary Janette Woodward. Student of Ovid Academy — Map (db m68601) HM
New York (Seneca County), Ovid — Tillinghast Manor
Built in 1873 for George and Hannah Jones Purchased in September 1991 by Donald and Blanche Tillinghast Established June 1992 as Tillinghast Manor Bed & Breakfast — Map (db m68602) HM
New York (Seneca County), Ovid — War Memorial

Dedicated to those who served their country in time of need — Map (db m104900) WM

New York (Seneca County), Ovid — Whitney's Landing

Later known as Jacack's Landing, was a prominent landing shown in the Delafield map of 1852 — Map (db m104707) HM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Anchors Aweigh

At the onset of World War II, new naval stations were needed to train the numerous recruits expected to enlist. The area that is presently Sampson State Park was a desirable inland location for the station. It had sufficient level land situated . . . — Map (db m104864) HM WM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Dean's Cove(Swah-Ya-Wa-Nah)
Dean's Cove (Swah-Ya-Wa-Nah) Indian village destroyed by detachments from Sullivan's Army September 22, 1779. — Map (db m96348) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Degory Prowtt
Degory Prowtt Drummer Boy, 1776 - 1783, at siege of Fort Stanwix on the Sullivan Expedition, at surrender of Cornwallis, lived a mile west of here. — Map (db m96347) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Honoring the Over 100 Dispossessed Families
Who gave up their family homesteads for the Seneca Ordnance Depot & Sampson Naval Station 1941 & 1942 — Map (db m66075) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Jets Go To War

Bolstered by the success of the air assaults during World War II, United States Air Force leaders aggressively pursued upgrading the air fleet to the latest jet-propulsion technology.

The Leap to the Jet Age Two years after entering . . . — Map (db m104841) HM WM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Portal to Air Power

On June 25, 1950, four years after the Navy left the Sampson Training Center and while it was home to Sampson College, Communist North Korea invaded its neighbor to the south, the Republic of Korea. At the time Lackland Air Force Base in San . . . — Map (db m104865) HM WM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Presbyterian Church

Organized 1796 by Rev. Daniel Thatcher of Virginia This building erected 1838 — Map (db m104908) HM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Sampson Air Force Base Veterans Memorial
. . . — Map (db m104899) WM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Sampson Naval Training Base World War II Honored DeadUnited States Navy

This memorial is dedicated to those brave Sampson Navy Men who gave their lives fighting our enemies in action during World War Two.

Our national organization of 6000 Sampson WW-2 Navy Veterans, we the survivors, dedicate this monument to . . . — Map (db m104866) WM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Seneca Army Depot
Seneca Army Depot 1941 - 2000 Munitions depot started 1941 for defense of northeast U.S. coast. Later major army supply facility. — Map (db m96333) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — Site of Frisbie's Ferry
Site of Frisbie's Ferry a now extinct hamlet with store, mills, distillery, tavern, and ferry to Aurora, 1796. — Map (db m96351) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — T-2C Buckeye

The T-2 Buckeye first entered service in 1959 as a jet trainer for the U.S. Navy. This particular plane is the T-2C version, of which 231 planes were produced beginning in 1968.

This aircraft is on loan from the National Naval Aviation . . . — Map (db m104843) HM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — The Sampson State Park Experience

Sampson State Park offers adventure for those who seek it. Within its 2,000 acres, the park provides visitors with opportunities to swim, boat, camp, hike, bicycle, picnic, sun bathe, hunt, cross-country ski, and snowmobile.

Before this . . . — Map (db m104839) HM

New York (Seneca County), Romulus — U. S. Naval Training Station & Center 1942-1946
World War 2 - 411,429 sailors & WAVES trained here, then fought for our country's freedom all over the world — Map (db m66076) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — U.S. Air Force Training Base1950-1956
Over 300,000 airmen received training here in preparation for the Korean War and to support the NATO defense of Western Europe — Map (db m66074) HM
New York (Seneca County), Romulus — William Watts Folwell
Birthplace of William Watts Folwell 1833-1929 A pioneer of culture First president of University of Minnesota — Map (db m66077) HM
New York (Seneca County), Sampson — Ken-Dai-A
Ken-Dai-A Indian Village destroyed by Sullivan's Army September 17, 1779 — Map (db m68600) HM
New York (Seneca County), Sampson — Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton1779
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. Erected by the State of New York 1929 — Map (db m68623) HM WM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — "Passage"

1776 Abigail Adams entreats her husband to "remember the ladies".

1777 Women lose the right to vote in New York.

1780 Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.

1784 Women lose the right to vote in New . . . — Map (db m104714) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — A Courageous Call for Equal Rights
At first we traveled quite alone…but before we had gone many miles we came on the other wagon –load of women…and long before we reached Seneca Falls we were a procession. Charlotte Woodward, about 1920 Here in the Wesleyan . . . — Map (db m8202) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Amelia Bloomer
1818-1894 Wearing her namesake Bloomers, this teacher and feminist edited as well as published the first U.S. women's newspaper, The Lily — Map (db m65244) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Captain Charles B. Randolph

Enlisted in the war service April 25, 1861, was wounded May 14, 1864, taken prisoner June 15, 1864, suffered at Andersonville and other prisons, discharged from service March 2, 1866. — Map (db m104792) WM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Promoter of the first Women's Rights Convention lived here. Convention was held across the river — Map (db m65312) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — First Convention For Woman’s Rights
First convention for Woman’s Rights Was held on this corner 1848 — Map (db m8093) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls
First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls founded in 1807. Current building dedicated in 1873, first Equal Rights Amendment proposed here in 1923 by Alice Paul. — Map (db m65242) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — First Woman’s Rights Convention
On this spot stood the Wesleyan Chapel Where the First Woman’s Rights Convention in the World’s history was held July 19 and 20 1848 ——————— Elizabeth Cady Stanton Moved this resolution Which . . . — Map (db m8128) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Fourth Ward School
Fourth Ward School c. 1869 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m65249) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — General Sullivan’s New York Campaign Trail
Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggression of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, . . . — Map (db m8069) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — In Memory of Norman J. Gould
Who served as president of Gould's Pumps from 1907-1964. The original site of Goulds Pumps, founded by his grandfather Seabury S. Gould in 1848, was in Van Cleef Lake below. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1915-1923 and led a life dedicated to . . . — Map (db m65247) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Mynderse Academy
Named for Col. Wilhelmus Mynderse, founder of Seneca Falls — Map (db m8092) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Old Genesee Stage Route

Cayuga Lake bridge made this the main route until the Erie Canal of 1822 and the railway of 1840 — Map (db m104764) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Onward to the Vote

When women first demanded "the elective franchise" or the right to vote at the 1848 convention, they secured their own and the Wesleyan Chapel's place in history. In 1908 this community and descendants of the convention's participants proudly . . . — Map (db m113559) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Potter Inn Farm

Nathaniel J. Potter, innkeeper blacksmith on Genesee Road, 1801-1808. His son, Henry S. Potter, lived here. 1st Pres. Western Union Telegraph, 1851 — Map (db m104774) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Revolutionary Soldiers
To the memory of Revolutionary Soldiers, Pioneer Settlers of Seneca County And to commemorate Seneca County as part of the military tract assigned as bounty to Revolutionary Soldiers Erected by SA-GO-WA-THA . . . — Map (db m8183) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Stanton's Busy World

The landscape in front of you looked vastly different in Elizabeth Cady Stanton's day. Instead of a serene lake, mills and factories lined the much narrower Seneca-Cayuga Canal and Seneca River. Canal boats plied the waterways; trains on the . . . — Map (db m104835) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Stanton's Grassmere
When the Stanton family moved to Seneca Falls in 1847, the house was nearly twice as large as it now is but dilapidated and overgrown. Acting as her own general contractor, Elizabeth Cady Stanton hired workers and oversaw its refurbishment. The . . . — Map (db m65313) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Suffrage Park

In grateful recognition of filmakers Ken Burns and Paul Barnes, the community of Seneca Falls dedicates Suffrage Park in tribute to the film "Not For Ourselves Alone" for bringing national focus to the birthplace of Women's Rights, and for . . . — Map (db m104836) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Albert Cook Memorial
To the Martyrs who fell and the heroes who fought in defense of Liberty and the Union. 1861-1865 ( Right Side ) “Liberty and Union now and forever one and inseparable.” ( Back Side ) . . . — Map (db m8088) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Chamberlain HouseRescuing the Past
Womens' Rights National Historical Park acquired the Jacob R Chamberlain home in 1996 to develop services for Stanton House visitors. Later archeological and historic structure investigations revealed that the Chamberlain home, built in 1815, is . . . — Map (db m65314) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Flats
It's 1890. This is "the flats,” the industrial center of Seneca Falls. The noise is deafening, as hundreds of highly-skilled workers build pumps and fire engines in factories jammed onto every inch of the islands below you. Hammer blows ring . . . — Map (db m65319) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Great Lighthouse
Home to progressive thinkers and welcoming to reformist speakers, the Wesleyan Chapel was known as the “Great Light House.” In 1843, amidst emerging local and national controversy over freedom of speech, the role of women, . . . — Map (db m8203) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Historic Business District
Early morning July 30, 1890 Alarms howl, waking the whole village. Flames roar down Fall Street, fanned by a stiff breeze. A choking black smoke billows across the canal. Jets of water hiss from hoses bristling from a dozen horse—drawn, . . . — Map (db m65322) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Stanton House: Shaping a ReformerWomen's Rights National Historical Park
The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer When Elizabeth Cady Stanton moved into this house in 1847, she was a socially conscious wife, mother, and housekeeper. When she and her family left in 1862, she was a leader of the nation's emerging . . . — Map (db m65318) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Village of Seneca Falls
may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities . . . — Map (db m65315) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — The Village of Seneca Falls
may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities . . . — Map (db m65316) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Van Cleef Lake
Named for George Cunningham Van Cleef, one of the first white children born in Seneca County 1797. — Map (db m65246) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Veterans Memorial

Dedicated to the men and women from Seneca Falls who served their country in the Armed Forces.

[Armed Services Emblems] — Map (db m104837) WM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — We Will Accomplish Wonders
In pursuit of women’s rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton developed a network that included some of the most famous reformers in American history. Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Coffin Mott and her sister Martha Coffin Wright, William Lloyd Garrison, and . . . — Map (db m65311) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Welcome to Seneca Falls

The Seneca River—the Cayuga Indians called it "Sha-Se-On-Se" or "Swift Waters". In Seneca Falls the Seneca River was a winding, rapid-filled waterway that became an important carrying place on the route from Albany to Geneva and on to the . . . — Map (db m104832) HM

New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Since its construction in 1843, the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel has accommodated a remarkable variety of uses. Built to house the religious services of the abolitionist Wesleyan Methodists, the Chapel was routinely opened for meetings of . . . — Map (db m65321) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — When Anthony Met Stanton
In May 1851, there was a chance encounter on the streets of Seneca Falls which forever altered the struggle for women's rights. Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The friendship that was forged between . . . — Map (db m65248) HM
New York (Seneca County), Seneca Falls — Women's Rights National Park
Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social reform movement - Women's rights. Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — Map (db m65240) HM
New York (Seneca County), Tyre — Crusoe Island
Site of Crusoe Post Office until 1852. Home of Senator David H. Evans, 1837-1920. Stage relaying barns were located here. State Education Department 1935Map (db m125096) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — American Civil War Memorial

This Memorial recognizes the 57 men from Waterloo who died in the Civil War. Local residents sculpted the individual cenotaphs.

The white marble Star Stone honors all of the 620,000 Confederate and Union soldiers and sailors who . . . — Map (db m104910) HM WM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Celebrating 100 Years of High School Education in Waterloo1886 • 1986

This Memorial Arch of native limestone was formed by combining two portals from the 1901 addition to the original high school building upon demolition of the school in 1928. Herman F. Brehm moved them to his property west of the village where . . . — Map (db m104723) HM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Civil War Memorial

In Honor Of The Boys In Blue Who Fought In The Civil War 1861 - 1865 Lest We Forget — Map (db m104753) WM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Coach Tom Coughlin

This mural was created to honor Coach Tom Coughlin, coach of the NY Giants, who brought the team to a victory at the Super Bowl February 3, 2008 The people of Waterloo are proud to call Coach Coughlin a son of Waterloo. His . . . — Map (db m104716) HM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Early History of Waterloo
1795                     1927 350 feet west of this spot, Zalmon Disbrow, in 1795 first began clearing the forest on what was later the Dr. Gardner Welles Farm, military lot 97. Sept, 30, 1796 the first stage left Utica for Geneva, passing . . . — Map (db m8195) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — General Lafayette
. . . — Map (db m8185) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — General Murray ResidenceBuilt 1817

Gen. John B. Murray and Henry C. Welles founded Memorial Day at Waterloo, N.Y. May 5, 1866

Waterloo Memorial Day Centennial - 1966 — Map (db m104730) HM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — General Sullivan’s New York Campaign Trail
Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779 An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggression of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, . . . — Map (db m8193) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Korean Veterans Memorial25 June 1950 • 27 July 1953 — Freedom Is Not Free

[US Armed Services Emblems]

"Rose of Sharon" Symbol of the Korean War — Map (db m104751) WM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Memorial DayHistoric New York
Historic New York Memorial Day On May 5, 1866, the residents of Waterloo held the first complete, community-wide observance of Memorial Day. They dedicated the entire day to honoring the Civil War dead in a solemn and patriotic manner. . . . — Map (db m8194) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Military Route
Military Route of the Sullivan-Clinton Army on its campaign against the British and Indians of Western New York in 1779 — Map (db m64954) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Skoi-Yase
This monument was erected in September 1879. To commemorate The destruction of the Indian village SKOI-YASE, By Col. John Harper, under orders of Maj. Gen John Sullivan, September 8, 1779. — Map (db m8192) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Strong Words Encourage Strong Convictions
"Dear Elizabeth, Rain or shine I intend to spend Sunday with you that we may all together concoct a declaration. I have drawn up one but you may suggest alterations & improvements for I know it is not as perfect a declaration as should go . . . — Map (db m60132) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Sullivan’s Forces
Along north side of river marched Sullivan’s forces Expedition commanded by Col. Peter Gansevoort & Lt. Col. William Butler Sept. 20-21, 1779 — Map (db m8197) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — The Dempsey Building
William H. Dempsey built this building in 1896 at 41 Virginia Street. The two story building became a three story at the request of Seneca Masonic Lodge #113. The Lodge paid $2,500 for the third floor. This floor became the Masonic Lodge and the . . . — Map (db m60131) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — The Finger LakesHistoric New York
The Finger Lakes of central New York occupy deep north-south valleys bordered by beautiful sloping shore lines which are occasionally cut by picturesque glens and gorges. From west to east these sparkling lakes are Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, . . . — Map (db m57113) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — War Memorial

Dedicated to the honor and sacrifice of our men and women who served our country in World Wars I & II

World War I Albert R. Aumick • Philip M. Baker Ralph Serven Betts • Leon William Brignall Charles E. Clarkson • Maynard A. . . . — Map (db m104731) HM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — War Memorial

Dedicated to the Memory of Those Who died in the Defense of Our Country — Map (db m104752) HM

New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Women's Rights National Historic Park - Hunt House
Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social movement - women's rights. Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — Map (db m60136) HM
New York (Seneca County), Waterloo — Women's Rights National Historic Park - M'Clintock House
Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social movement - women's rights. Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — Map (db m60134) HM
New York (Seneca County), Willard — Agricultural College
First Chartered AG College in New York State Opened December 5, 1860 Closed due to Civil War — Map (db m77923) HM

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