This plaque is a memorial to these Bloomfield veterans who lost their lives in Viet Nam. James Saxby, Joseph Williams, Douglas Silvernail.  This plaque is a memorial to these Bloomfield veterans who lost their lives in WWII. Raymond . . . — — Map (db m125971) WM
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
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
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
1793 - Born a slave in Prince William County, Virginia
and brought to Sodus and Bath, New York where he self
emancipated by flight.
With the assistance from the Quaker community he
gained legal freedom to become a great abolitionist, . . . — — Map (db m142211) HM
The Blue & White Garden was also called the “Intimate Garden” by Mary Clark Thompson. Constructed in 1912, it was the first of three garden rooms designed by Mary Clark Thompsons landscape architect John Handrahan and was built adjacent . . . — — Map (db m135674) HM
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
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
To the families of the Seneca Nation, the Haudenosaunee who first inhabited this region
and lived quietly leaving a rich heritage of spirituality, language, culture and trade.
A tribute to the birthplace of the Onondowahgah, the people of the . . . — — Map (db m146469) HM
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
This hill and water style garden was created in 1906. Within a period of just six months, landscape designer K. Wadamori and seven workmen from Japan transformed a hillside into a traditional Japanese landscape, using ponds, streams, hills, stones, . . . — — Map (db m135683) HM
Over a six-month period in 1906, a crew of seven Japanese workers led by landscape designer K. Wadamori, sculpted what was previously a one-acre apple orchard into an authentic Japanese Garden. They transformed a gently-sloping lawn into a garden . . . — — Map (db m135682) HM
The Moonlight Garden was the last and smallest of three garden rooms that landscape architect John Handrahan designed and built for Mary Clark Thompson, probably in 1916. Located near the mansion, it was surrounded by an oval-shaped hedge. His plans . . . — — Map (db m135676) HM
This garden, planted in 1905, features a large assortment of blooming flowers, which can be found here from early spring into the fall months. The floral picture continually changes. The pattern for this garden is a quincunx, which is a geometric . . . — — Map (db m135679) HM
The 60-foot by 60-foot Pansy Garden was designed in 1913 by landscape architect John Handrahan. It was the second of three garden rooms he created near the mansion between 1911 and 1916 for Mark Clark Thompson. Visitors entered the garden from the . . . — — Map (db m135675) HM
This garden evolved over a number of years from three distinct gardens, namely, the Rock, Wild, and Lily, which were completed around 1911. The uppermost level is where the summerhouse sits. In 1914, the second phase expanded the garden with an . . . — — Map (db m135681) HM
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
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
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
This structure, the last remaining portion of the Aviary Complex, served as the Peacock House. The original cluster of buildings included the Jay, Pheasant, and Parrot Houses as well as an aviary connected to a vast flying cage 30 feet high and 50 . . . — — Map (db m135680) HM
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
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
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
The Seneca Indian Village of
Later the Jesuit mission of St. Michael was situated near this spot in the township of East Bloomfield.
Mass was said here by Fr. Fremen November 3, 1669
Visited by La Salle in 1669
Found burning . . . — — Map (db m157588) HM
The earliest Friends Meeting House
West of Utica was built of logs near this spot by pioneers
A frame structure 1804 was replaced 1876 by the present building.
A larger meeting house built opposite this site accommodated the yearly . . . — — Map (db m157455) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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]
Produced by the Finger Lakes . . . — — Map (db m104719) HM
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
Thomas Lyon White . . . — — Map (db m104992) HM
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
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
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
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
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
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
In Memory Of
Those Who Served Their Country
And The Following
Men Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice
1941 World War II 1946
Charles G. Albury, Jr.
Richard A. Fairman
David W. Aldrich
Jack W. Kennedy
Ralph J. Brown
Cordon R. . . . — — Map (db m146486) WM
The early Phelps citizens who originally organized the "First Society of the Methodist
Episcopal Church” constructed their first house of worship on this site in 1817,
a wooden structure called the "Yellow Meeting House".
Their second . . . — — Map (db m146427) HM
To Hold In Grateful Memory The Sons And Daughters Of This Town Who Faithfully Served Their Country In The World War The Phelps Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Corporation Here Records Their Names
Jerome Beach Samuel E. Bill . . . — — Map (db m146452) WM
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
The thirty eight acres of land below you was a gift to the town of South Bristol from Mr. Odell Scott.
The land is now protected through a partnership with the Finger Lakes Land Trust and will remain forever protected. The land is named in . . . — — Map (db m159728) HM
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