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By Forest McDermott, July 24, 2014
Cabin Site Marker
New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Cabin Site
Cabin built by Maria Earsley, 1794, for home. First Settler in Caroline. First Trip from Roxbury N.J. On horseback with son, John — Map (db m76139) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Eastern Boundary Cantine Military Tract
This farm deeded to John Robinson by Gen. John Cantine in 1801 — Map (db m76147) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Home of Nathaniel Tobey
Who emigrated from Bristol Co., Mass. Built many New England Style Homes here, 1810. — Map (db m76148) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Old Rich Tavern
Built and Conducted by Captain David Rich who came from Vermont in 1795; also site of his log cabin. — Map (db m76145) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Brooktondale — Site of Speed Blockhouse
Built 1806 of squared logs by John James Speed. Post Office here 1806 called Speedville. Catskill Turnpike from Catskill to Bath, 1804 — Map (db m76146) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Caroline — The Widow Earsley

Erected in 1923 by the former and present residents of the Town of Caroline as a memorial in honor of the Widow Earsley as the first pioneer settler. She came on horseback into this New York wilderness, purchased one hundred acres of land, and . . . — Map (db m104539) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Freeville — Birthplace of William R. "Daddy" George — Founder of George Junior Republic
Birthplace of William R. "Daddy" George 1866-1936 Founder of George Junior Republic — Map (db m34560) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Groton — Terrence C. Graves Monument — Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
(main center panel) 2d Lt. USMC-Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam-February 16, 1968.

(left panel) Terrence C. Graves, or “Terry” as his friends and family knew him, entered the . . . — Map (db m62746) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — A Stream of Opportunities

Fall Creek has long attracted entrepreneurs, whether for industrial, recreational or educational purposes. Over the years, a succession of dams, mills and powerhouses have been constructed to harness the water power of its various falls. . . . — Map (db m104699) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — C.C.C. CO. #1265
Between 1933 & 1941 men from Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1265 built many of the facilities at Buttermilk Falls & R.H. Treman St. Parks. Town of Ithaca 1996Map (db m118660) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Cornell University

New York's land-grant university, founded 1865 by Ezra Cornell "Where any person can find instruction in any study." — Map (db m104700) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — DeWitt Park Historic District

This historic district contains many of the City's earliest surviving residential, religious and public buildings. The park - originally known as the "public square" - and its surroundings were depicted in the original Village plan prepared by . . . — Map (db m104578) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ezra Cornell — 1807 - 1874

On this site lived and died Ezra Cornell Member of the Assembly-Senator-Philanthropist Benefactor of the City of Ithaca-whose citizens rear this token in grateful appreciation . . . — Map (db m104701) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — First White Settlers

in Ithaca were Revolutionary Soldiers Jonathan Woodworth - and - Robert McDowell in 1788

Cabin sites near this marker — Map (db m104637) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca College — 1892 • 1992

founded as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music September 19, 1892

Ithaca was our earliest campus, we were at once scholars and citizens of this town that embraced us. Each of us they called by name and allowed us glimmers of . . . — Map (db m104546) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca Conservatory of Music

From this site the Ithaca Conservatory of Music founded in 1892 and its successor Ithaca College chartered in 1931 operated from 1911 to 1966 — Map (db m64513) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca Conservatory of Music 31st Anniversary — 1892 • 1923 — An Unfolding Vision

This tablet is erected on the thirty first anniversary of the Ithaca Conservatory of Music in appreciation of the vision[,] courage and determination of the co-laborers

W. Grant Egbert President George C. Williams . . . — Map (db m104576) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Ithaca's First Fire Bell — 1858 - 1876

[Title is text]

[Foundry mark across top reads] Naylor Vickers & Co. 1858 E. Riepe's Patent Cast Steel Sheffield [England] No. 715 — Map (db m104670) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Jupiter — Sagan Planet Walk

A failed star with a turbulent, rapidly-rotating atmosphere

Hurricanes much larger than Earth • The Great Red Spot is a hurricane-like storm system that has been continuously active since its discovery by Galileo Galilei over 400 . . . — Map (db m104665) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Liberty Pole — Tompkins County

Dedicated by Tompkins County Chapter Sons of the American Revolution April 19, 1951

Presented by Clarence F. MorseMap (db m104633) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Original Lane
Used by first settlers: Yaple and Dumond, near State St: Hennepaw on Casadilla Creek — Map (db m19849) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Redbud Woods

The land before you was once home to the extended family of Robert H. Treman, creator of parks and protector of green spaces throughout Tompkins County. The woodland that grew up here was inhabited for decades by diverse wildlife and more than . . . — Map (db m104695) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Saturn — Sagan Planet Walk

A magnificent ring system

• Saturn is a gas giant composed mostly of hydrogen and helium. It has the lowest density of any planet in our Solar System, with about two-thirds being water.

• Saturn's rings are made of countless . . . — Map (db m104667) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Simeon De Witt
Home site and burial place 1756-1834 Surveyor Gen. of N.Y. State. Remains removed to Albany Rural Cemetery 1854. — Map (db m64515) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Site of First Court House
A primitive hall of justice built of wood in 1818 Erection prevented Tompkins Co. being reannexed to Seneca and Cayuga Counties — Map (db m64514) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — The Oregon Mission

Sent out by First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca in 1834 in response to search of Nez Perce Indians for White Man's Book from Heaven was under leadership of Rev. Samuel Parker. With him went Samuel Allis of Ithaca and Rev. John Dunbar of Auburn . . . — Map (db m104639) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — The Three Pioneers

In April 1789 on four hundred acres of the old maize lands of the Iroquois The Three Pioneers Jacob Yaple • Isaac Dumond • Peter Hinepaw from Kingston NY cast seed and in September 1789 brought their families twenty souls . . . — Map (db m104706) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County — 1784 • 1815

Created April 17, 1817 Named for Daniel D. Tompkins

Born 1774, Died 1825. Served New York State as Member of Constitutional Convention and Assemby 1801; Judge of Supreme Court 1804-7; Governor 1807-1817; Chancellor of University of . . . — Map (db m104634) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Civil War Memorial — When Needed They Served — Grand Army of the Republic 1861 • 1865

In Memory of Civil War Veterans Tompkins County, New York Units from Tompkins County

Infantry Regiments 19th • 23rd • 32 Co. D • 64 Co. E 109th • 137th • 143 Co. D • 179th

Cavalry 15th • 21st • DeWitt Guard

Artillery 3rd . . . — Map (db m104587) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Cold-Iraq-Afghanistan Wars Honor Roll

Tompkins County Remembers

John C. Smith, Jr. • USS Liberty 1967

Patrick L. Griffin, Jr. • Iraq 2003

Christopher D. Bordoni • Afghanistan 2012 — Map (db m104591) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Korean War Honor Roll — 1950 • 1955

Hollis J. Adams • Robert B. Andrews Michael J. Barra • Charles J. Fedorka Richard L. Henderson • Merle A. Hess Clarence F. Hile • Harrison C. Jacobs Bruce W. Mack • George J. Maguire Leo W. Maguire • Charles R. Niemi Luigi J. Rapone . . . — Map (db m104589) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County Vietnam Honor Roll — 1964 • 1975

Domingo I. Aguilar • Charles Adams Charles Boyer • Fred Carpenter Gary Elia • David N. Fox Terrence C. Graves • Paul J. Greenwood Jr. Charles Hamilton • Carl E. Janowsky Jr. Richard A. Miller • Donald Penney Karl F. Perry • Charles . . . — Map (db m104592) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County World War I Roll of Honor — MCMXIV • MCMXVIII

Hanford M. Armstrong • Arthur E. Bouton Rylan E. Brillhart • Robert L. Burchfield Lorenzo D. Burgess • William R. Bush John B. Carey • Delmar D. Carpenter Frank E. Carrington • John R. Chadwick Ira Van O. Clark • Michael F. Conway . . . — Map (db m104585) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Tompkins County World War II Honor Roll — 1941 • 1945

[See photos for Honor Roll names] — Map (db m104584) WM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Town of Ithaca

Formed March 15, 1821 from portions of Town of Ulysses. Nathan Herrick 1st Supervisor; Isaac Beers 1st Clerk. Original size 31 sq. miles. — Map (db m104630) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ithaca — Uranus — Sagan Planet Walk

An ice giant, tipped on its side

• Uranus has a rocky core, a mantle of water ice, ammonia ice, and methane ice, and a gaseous outer envelope of hydrogen, helium and a bit of methane gas, giving it a blue tint.

• Winds on Uranus . . . — Map (db m104669) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — Estabrook Cemetery
Hobart Estabrook came from Conn. In 1827 as Land Agent for the 16K acre tract that includes present Conn. Hill. Buried Here in 1872. — Map (db m76138) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Newfield — Newfield Covered Bridge
Built in 1853 and dedicated to Elijah Moore, son of an early settler, this bridge is the oldest Covered Bridge in daily use in New York state. Constructed at the cost of $800.00, the distinctive diamond pattern of the "Town Lattice Truss" is pinned . . . — Map (db m19677) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Slaterville — 1st Town Meeting
Held here in Bush Tavern, made of hewn logs, April, 1811 William Rounsevell, Supervisor Capt. Levi Slater, Town Clerk — Map (db m76133) HM
New York (Tompkins County), Slaterville Springs — Dutch Reformed

Church site – Cemetery – 1820 First Church in Caroline Built 1820 – Organized 1810 by the First Dominie Rev. Garret Mandeville — Map (db m76135) HM

New York (Tompkins County), Ulysses — Camp Site
Camp Site Captain Jonathan Woodworth Revolutionary Soldier. Navigator and surveyor with exploring expedition camped here in June 1788. — Map (db m96343) HM

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