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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newfane, New York
Location of Newfane, New York
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| War of 1812 Battles Were Fought Upon the Land of This Farm Arriving in 1807, James McClew was among the first handful of non-Native American settlers to come to this area. Only a few pioneers had settled in what is now the Town of Newfane . . . — — Map (db m78683) HM|
|Founded May 29, 1829 Oldest church in the hamlet of Newfane Cobblestone building erected 1843 — — Map (db m77841) HM|
|Built in 1823. First Brick House built in the Town of Newfane. Site of first town meeting April 6, 1824. — — Map (db m73240) HM|
| 1914 World War 1918 This tablet erected by Newfane Post 873 In memory of those who for their splendid spirit of duty and patriotism were chosen from this township to serve the Allied cause Aiken, Bryan · Allen, Frank · Andrews, Fred D.· . . . — — Map (db m83065) WM|
| Kiddie Whistle Pig Ferris Wheel This ferris wheel was operated at Page's Whistle Pig in Niagara Falls from 1973 until the Olcott Beach Carousel Park Committee purchased it in 2007. The restoration committee for Olcott Beach Carousel Park . . . — — Map (db m95274) HM|
| Lakeview Burials began ca. 1815. Early residents, soldiers & veterans of Civil War, World Wars I & II and later wars rest here. — — Map (db m117771) HM|
| Not Underground, Not a Railroad Freedom seekers used whatever means available to make their journey. Some stowed away on canal boats and lake steamers. Some were transported hidden in wagons. Usually, however, they simply traveled on foot, . . . — — Map (db m78802) HM|
|Olcott Amusement Park In the early 1950s the Olcott Amusement Park was a prime destination for both adults and children. This map shows how the Olcott Amusement Park (Olcott Beach Carousel Park) looked at the time. [left margin] Ontario Street . . . — — Map (db m95262) HM|
| Where Families Came to Play Once a prime recreation destination, Olcott Beach drew thousands annually. Trains brought summer vacationers from inland cities. Steamers ferried them between other lake ports. They stayed at grand hotels, played at . . . — — Map (db m73863) HM|
| [front] S.B. Kemp Post, No. 108, G.A.R., of Olcott. P.H. Meseroll, M.W. Stockwell, S.A. Eshbaugh, Wm.T. Stout, Syl. Edick, J.A. Martin, T. Karrigan, P. Hearn, R. Nelson, J.F. Wisterman. H.P. Wilson, S.W. Lockwood, C.C. Lockwood, J.W. Lockwood, . . . — — Map (db m83040) WM|
| Roller Mill 200 feet from here. Built in 1835 by Hon. George R. Davis of Troy, N. Y. — — Map (db m81770) HM|
|Site of Stone Marking the Northernmost Point of the Transit Surveyed by Joseph Ellicott c. 1800 for the Holland Land Company. — — Map (db m72264) HM|
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| Tom Kelly Rustic Theatre Tom Kelly was an integral part of Olcott Beach Carousel Park. He was part of the original Olcott Beach Committee formed in 1999, project manager for the roundhouse restoration, on the board of directors, treasurer for six . . . — — Map (db m95272) HM|