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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Rotterdam, New York
Location of Rotterdam, New York
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| To the honor of those from the 10th ward who so gloriously served their country in World War II 1941-1945
These gave their all in World War II
John A. Alois, Stanley Best, Ralph R. Bouck, Joseph Caiazzo, James F. Dorning, Albert Desimone, . . . — — Map (db m133937) WM|
| In its early years, Schenectady was a frontier community, centered on farming and trade with the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (or Haudenosaunee). Life for early settlers was highly focused on the Mohawk River. One of the most precious . . . — — Map (db m146897) HM|
|The stonework surrounding you is the remains of lock 23 of the Enlarged Erie Canal. Canal boats, drawn by mules and horses, passed through the chambers on either side of you on their way toward revolutionizing transportation in the mid-nineteenth . . . — — Map (db m25101) HM|
|About 3000 feet from modern Lock 8 is Lock 23, built in 1841 during the enlargement of the Erie Canal (1836-1862). It replaced original Erie Canal Lock 26.
Enlarging the canal became imperative by the mid-1830's after user demand outstripped the . . . — — Map (db m93716) HM|
|Head of navigation on the Mohawk, this thriving gateway post funneled traders, soldiers and settlers west for over 160 years. Warehouses -- filled with furs, grain, salt, potash and other goods -- lined the far bank of the Binnekill. Hundreds of . . . — — Map (db m53146) HM|
Mariner, master of the batteau Discovery, which departed this harbor August 21, 1992, on the 200th anniversary of Schuyler's Expedition, through her final voyage to Onondaga Lake, July 9th 1994; there he was struck by lightning and died, July . . . — — Map (db m51122) HM|
Born October 6, 1846 Central Bridge, New York
Died March 12, 1914 Buried in Arlington National Cemetery
Educated in Schenectady Attended Union College
Civil War Veteran of the Union Army and Navy 1863,1865
Founded Westinghouse . . . — — Map (db m134086) HM|
Rotterdam Housing Area
Home of Jimmy Carter
October 1952 - October 1953
James Earl Carter, Jr., President of the United States
1977-1981, and his wife Rosalynn, lived in Quarters
Number 7 when he . . . — — Map (db m6870) HM|
|From the beginning, it was the waterway that attracted people to Schenectady. Dutch settlers founded Schenectady in 1661 as part of the New Netherland Colony. The name "Schenectady" is said to be derived from the Mohawk word for "on the side of the . . . — — Map (db m146740) HM|
|This historic burial plot contains the remains of descendants of Harmen Albertse Vedder, an original settler of Schenectady. He purchased the land and built a home in 1672. Harmen died around 1715 and is probably buried here. After purchasing this . . . — — Map (db m23020) HM|