Within this area stood
the Mohawk Indian village
St. Peter Chapel
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
"The Lily of The Mohawks"
Easter Sunday April 18, 1678
This memorial was erected by the . . . — — Map (db m162354) HM
Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780 *Site of Mohawk Indian Turtle Clan village 1667-1693 Jesuit Mission of St. Peter 1669-1684 Home of Kateri Tekakwitha "Lilly of the Mohawks"1667-1677 Mohican attack repulsed 1669 Destoryed in French raid 1693 Settled by . . . — — Map (db m59763) HM
Archeological investigations of this site
were started in 1943. This consisted of
surface searching only.
In spring of 1945 the field was plowed.
During June of 1945 a test trench was
opened within one of the many evident
darkened areas . . . — — Map (db m162355) HM
Fonda 1836-1918 *
Mohawk Turnpike Improved 1800
Utica & Schenectady R.R. Built,
Station Named for Pioneer
Montogomery Co. Agricultural
Society Formed Oct. 13, 1844
First County Fair held at
Court House Nov. 11-12, 1844 . . . — — Map (db m59765) HM
Located on 178 acres of virgin woodland.
Actual site of Mohawk Indian Village, (called
Caughnawaga) where blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
lived, from 1666-1677.
Kateri was baptized at St. Peters Chapel in or
near the village on Easter . . . — — Map (db m162394) HM
The first blood shed in Tryon County during the revolution was near this spot when patriots attempted to erect a liberty pole in May, 1775.
Sir William Johnson gave this or a similar stone to Francis Saltz for a mill on Schoharie . . . — — Map (db m162393) HM
Born In Ireland Dec. 2, 1736
Entered British Army 1756
Served In North America 1757-1765
Returned to New York, Married
Jane Livingston and Settled
At Rhinebeck 1773
In 1775 Made Brigadier General . . . — — Map (db m59766) HM
The Mohawk Valley was a principal pass to the interior between the Adirondack Mountains and the Allegheny Plateau. Here dwelt the Mohawks, one of the Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy who barred the white man's advance westward. In the . . . — — Map (db m59525) HM
We, the Montgomery County Veterans of the Korean War, along with our friends and neighbors, erect the memorial in memory of our fellow comrades who gave their lives during the Korean War June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953.
With temperatures of -30° . . . — — Map (db m137600) WM
Komteyea, laett ons op gaen tot den bergh des heeren to
den huyse des Godes Jacob op dat hy ons leerevansyne
wegen en dat wy wandele in syne paden.
This boulder marks the site of Reformed Dutch Church of Caughnawaga, organized 1758, erected . . . — — Map (db m137587) HM
In Memory Of
The 115th and 153rd Regimentsm N.Y. Volunteers of the Civil War.
The 115th (Iron Hearted) Regiment was organized and mustered Into U.S. service Aug. 29, 1862, at Fonda, N.Y. and honorably discharged at Raleigh, N.C., June . . . — — Map (db m59526) HM
A Natural Advantage
The Erie Canal was built by taking advantage of a path carved by nature through the eastern Appalachian Mountains. Construction on the Erie Canal began in Rome, New York, on July 4, 1817, and it opened in Buffalo in . . . — — Map (db m129772) HM
Many Europeans-including large numbers of Irish, German and Dutch immigrants - and New Englanders migrating west boarded
packet boats or line boats. The cost to ride a line boat. Sometimes just a penny.
A Tale Of . . . — — Map (db m129784) HM
Gateway to the West
The Erie Canal was the first major commercially successful connection between the East Coast and the Western Frontier. Known as the "Gateway to the West,” the canal helped fan the flames of the Industrial . . . — — Map (db m129789) HM
Numbers Tell the Tale
The Erie Canal originally spanned 363 miles and was 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep. It was largely
built by farmers and finished by immigrants, with not a single trained engineer among them and
without any mechanized . . . — — Map (db m133734) HM
Mother of Cities
The Erie Canal is often called the "Mother
of Cities” because it spurred the growth of
boom cities such as Syracuse, Buffalo, Utica,
Cleveland, Milwaukee and Chicago.
A Financial Force
The Erie Canal helped . . . — — Map (db m140255) HM
Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784 *Tryon County set off from Albany County 1772 Name changed to Montgomery County in honor of Major General Richard Montgomery 1784 County Seat moved from Johnstown to Fonda, 1836, and Present court house . . . — — Map (db m59764) HM