The part of the Great Iroquois Trail system runing from Tioga Point (Athens) westward through the heart of Seneca Territory
was called the “Forbidden Trail.” As keepers of the western door of the Iroquois Confederacy, the Senecas, for . . . — — Map (db m168754) HM
Civil War Dead
An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the U.S. government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury fallen Union troops. . . . — — Map (db m154121) HM
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . — — Map (db m154105) HM WM
Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
In 1872, the New York legislature passed an unfunded bill to create the New York Soldiers' and Sailors' Home. The Grand Army of the Republic, a Union Army veterans group, raised money to construct the . . . — — Map (db m154122) HM
In memory of the
Veterans of the Civil War
1861 — 1865
this plot is dedicated
for the future observance of
These men lived that a
government of the people, by
the . . . — — Map (db m154131) HM WM
In memory of the
men from this town
who laid down their lives
for their country, during the
War of the Rebellion.
1861 — 1865
Erected by voluntary contributions of
the Citizens of Bath. 1882
Antietam • Gettysburg • Atlanta • . . . — — Map (db m154139) WM
Seneca Indians inhabited this area until 1779 when their towns and cornfields were destroyed by the Sullivan-Clinton expedition, forcing a migration to Niagara.
After the Revolution these lands were included in the Pulteney Purchase of one million . . . — — Map (db m56845) HM
The old thermometer draw tower stands as a monument to Corning’s technology leadership. When built in 1912, the tower represented a great step forward in tubing production technology – the vertical draw.
Before Corning introduced the . . . — — Map (db m143954) HM
During the 150th anniversary of Corning Incorporated’s history in the year 2001 our community presents this David Dowler Sculpture commemorating the 1868 unloading of the company’s first machinery at this site. Thus began an alliance with the . . . — — Map (db m80028) HM
Built in the late 1870’s, the building housing Brown’s Cigar Store is one of the oldest on Market Street. It is designed in the Victorian Gothic style with contrasting brick work highlighting the architectural features. The Cigar Store storefront . . . — — Map (db m175754) HM
Block 66, set aside by the Corning Co. in 1840 as a public square, has housed a school, churches, and courthouses. Constructed from 1905-1909, the popularly known Courthouse Park was renamed Canfield Park in 1944, in honor of the city engineer who . . . — — Map (db m91095) HM
1921 Year the Bridge was Completed
92.3’ Each Arch Span Length
752’ Total Bridge Length
41’ Each Arch length
This bridge was built in 1921, when Warren G. Harding was president of the United States. It closed to motor vehicles in 1981, . . . — — Map (db m144164) HM
Built in 1851, this building, one of the oldest on Market Street, has been substantially altered from its original three storied Greek Revival style. It is constructed of brick and is one of the few buildings surviving the disastrous fires of the . . . — — Map (db m79959) HM
Corning was a railroad town well into the 1900’s beginning with the corning-Blossburg Railroad in 1839. In 1849 the Erie Railroad was built through the village. In 1881 the DL&W came to Corning via Gibson and the Northside. The Corning-Blossburg . . . — — Map (db m80064) HM
The third floor of this 1885 building served as a large dance hall where Irene and Vernon Castle, darlings of the Dance Mode in America during 1914–1915, became a weekly feature.
In 1965, the exterior of this building was completely . . . — — Map (db m80026) HM
This building, which houses Galvin and Haines Insurance Company, is extraordinarily elaborate in its fine terra cotta detailing—most notably the famous “Owl of Market Street,” perched on top of the pedimented cornice.
Known . . . — — Map (db m80017) HM
In recognition of its historical and architectural importance, Market Street has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The street is composed of fine examples of late 19th Century commercial buildings rehabilitated as part of a . . . — — Map (db m79989) HM
The Rockwell is housed in Corning’s Old City Hall. It was completed in 1893 and is a notable example of American Romanesque Revival architecture. In the late 19th century, this was a popular style of civic architecture seen throughout the nation. . . . — — Map (db m144289) HM
The Southern Tier Roller Mills maintained operations here until 1918. Eight years later the building was purchased by the Corning Glass Works and in 1930 became the club house for employee recreational facilities. After these activities were . . . — — Map (db m66258) HM
Dedicated to all
Veterans who served in the
United States Armed Forces with
devotion, loyalty, honor, and their
determination to preserve freedom
"Freedom Is Not Free"
[Armed Services Emblems] — — Map (db m154249) WM
To Honor Our
Who Keep Us Free And Safe
To Remember The Service
And Sacrifices Of Our Citizens
We Extend Everlasting Gratitude
Dedicated August 28, 2010
In honor . . . — — Map (db m168961) WM
This modest cemetery is the final resting place of Hammondsport native Glenn Hammond Curtiss, an American hero.
Glenn Curtiss was a man who liked to go fast. His personal quest for speed began with building and racing bicycles . . . — — Map (db m70029) HM
1900 - 1904
Glen Curtiss found his first success in the bicycle business.
Bicycle racer and mechanical whiz, Glenn Curtiss, opened his first shop in 1900, directly across the street from where you are now standing. Here Curtiss repaired and . . . — — Map (db m69912) HM
Some of America's earliest aircraft took to the air over Kingsley Flats
In 1904 "Captain T.S. Baldwin from California purchased a Curtiss motorcycle engine to power his experimental dirigible airship. Two years later, Baldwin moved his . . . — — Map (db m136683) HM
When Glenn Curtiss flew the June Bug here in Pleasant Valley on July 4, 1908, he made American aviation history.
With Curtiss at the controls, the June Bug rose into the air, leveled off at a height of about 40 feet, and . . . — — Map (db m70114) HM
Beginning in 1911, Glenn Curtiss test-flew his pioneering seaplances and flying boats from this beach.
By 1911 Curtiss had already built a working seaplane that made water takeoffs and landings on pontoons. But the secret to making a . . . — — Map (db m154159) HM
Born in Hammondsport N.Y.
May 21, 1878
His many accomplishments include: the first water-cooled aeronautical engine; the first seaplane; invention of the first aileron, and the first flying school. After obtaining the first aviator’s license, he . . . — — Map (db m105860) HM
Born - May 21, 1878 Hammondsport, NY
Died - July 23, 1930 Buffalo, NY
Buried - July 25, 1930 Hammondsport, NY
1907 - "Fastest Man on Earth"
1908 - Hammondsport - Center of American aerial activity
1909 - Won Gordon Bennett Trophy for . . . — — Map (db m154157) HM
The American aviation industry had its beginnings in the Curtiss factory once located on this site.
On this hillside stood the family home where Glenn and Lena Curtiss moved after their marriage in 1898. Curtiss built a small factory behind . . . — — Map (db m178058) HM
Between January and May 1908, John Newton Williams, demonstrated rotary wing test rigs at this site, known as Kingsley Flats, marking one of the first significant efforts to develop a helicopter in the United States. Powered by an engine designed . . . — — Map (db m136684) HM
east marker front
In memory of veterans of the Civil War 1861 - 1865 from Hornellsville N.Y. area in our country's service.
east marker inside
In memory of veterans of World War II from Hornellsville N.Y. area in our country's . . . — — Map (db m76111) WM
New York State
Department of Transportation
For those employees of Region-6 who have
been killed in the line of duty.
A reminder of their dedicated service to this Department
and for the safety of the people who . . . — — Map (db m146210) HM
To the Soldier Dead of
the Town of Erwin
Erected A.D. 1913
Their deeds are held
in grateful memory
23rd. N.Y. — 112th. N.Y.
74th. N.Y. — 141st. N.Y.
86th. N.Y. — 161st. N.Y.
107th. N.Y. — . . . — — Map (db m91083) HM
During the Colonial period the valleys of the Chemung River tributaries comprised the domain of the Senecas. This unit of the Iroquois Confederacy was called a door of the Six Nations through which passed communications with the west & the south. . . . — — Map (db m91091) 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 m91110) HM
The Final Episode of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign was the advance of Col. Van Cortland's Brigade up the Canisteo River to this area two miles beyond the Tory-Indian town of Painted Post, burned by Capt. Simon Spaulding's Riflemen September 28, . . . — — Map (db m32796) HM
Col. Timothy Pickering, commissioner appointed by President Washington, negotiated the Treaty of Painted Post with the Iroquois Indians, which ended warfare between the Six Nations and the white settlers in New York State.
Dedicated: June 11, . . . — — Map (db m91059) HM
This [Painted Post Memorial] monument is dedicated to the Village of Painted Post and its Citizens in recognition of their courageous and determined recovery from the destruction wrought by Tropical Storm Agnes on June 23, . . . — — Map (db m91092) HM
Missionary to Cayuse Indians 1836-1847
Patriotic leader in establishing the claim of The United States to Oregon 1842-1844
Martyr of an Indian massacre 1847
His was the first wagon to cross the Rocky Mountains — — Map (db m178461) HM