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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Seneca Falls, New York
Location of Seneca Falls, New York
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Abigail Adams entreats her husband
to "remember the ladies".
Women lose the right to vote in New York.
Women lose the right to vote in Massachusetts.
Women lose the right to vote in New . . . — — Map (db m104714) HM|
|At first we traveled quite alone…but before we had gone many miles we came on the other wagon –load of women…and long before we reached Seneca Falls we were a procession.
Charlotte Woodward, about 1920
Here in the Wesleyan . . . — — Map (db m8202) HM|
|1818-1894 Wearing her namesake Bloomers, this teacher and feminist edited as well as published the first U.S. women's newspaper, The Lily — — Map (db m65244) HM|
Enlisted in the war service April 25, 1861, was wounded May 14, 1864, taken prisoner June 15, 1864, suffered at Andersonville and other prisons, discharged from service March 2, 1866. — — Map (db m104792) WM|
|Promoter of the first Women's Rights Convention lived here. Convention was held across the river — — Map (db m65312) HM|
|First convention for
Was held on this corner
1848 — — Map (db m8093) HM|
|First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls founded in 1807.
Current building dedicated in 1873, first Equal Rights Amendment proposed here in 1923 by Alice Paul. — — Map (db m65242) HM|
|On this spot stood the Wesleyan Chapel
Where the First Woman’s Rights Convention
in the World’s history was held
July 19 and 20 1848
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Moved this resolution
Which . . . — — Map (db m8128) HM|
|Fourth Ward School c. 1869
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — — Map (db m65249) HM|
|Routes of the armies of
General John Sullivan
General James Clinton
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggression of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, . . . — — Map (db m8069) HM|
Who served as president of Gould's Pumps from 1907-1964. The original site of Goulds Pumps, founded by his grandfather Seabury S. Gould in 1848, was in Van Cleef Lake below. He was a U.S. Congressman from 1915-1923 and led a life dedicated to . . . — — Map (db m65247) HM|
|Named for Col. Wilhelmus
Mynderse, founder of
Seneca Falls — — Map (db m8092) HM|
Cayuga Lake bridge made
this the main route until
the Erie Canal of 1822
and the railway of 1840 — — Map (db m104764) HM|
When women first demanded "the elective franchise" or the right to vote at the 1848 convention, they secured their own and the Wesleyan Chapel's place in history. In 1908 this community and descendants of the convention's participants proudly . . . — — Map (db m113559) HM|
Nathaniel J. Potter, innkeeper blacksmith on Genesee Road, 1801-1808. His son, Henry S. Potter, lived here. 1st Pres. Western Union Telegraph, 1851 — — Map (db m104774) HM|
|To the memory
And to commemorate
as part of the
assigned as bounty
SA-GO-WA-THA . . . — — Map (db m8183) HM|
The landscape in front of you looked vastly different in Elizabeth Cady Stanton's day. Instead of a serene lake, mills and factories lined the much narrower Seneca-Cayuga Canal and Seneca River. Canal boats plied the waterways; trains on the . . . — — Map (db m104835) HM|
|When the Stanton family moved to Seneca Falls in 1847, the house was nearly twice as large as it now is but dilapidated and overgrown. Acting as her own general contractor, Elizabeth Cady Stanton hired workers and oversaw its refurbishment. The . . . — — Map (db m65313) HM|
|In grateful recognition of filmmakers Ken Burns and Paul Barnes, the community of Seneca Falls dedicates Suffrage Park in tribute to the film "Not For Ourselves Alone" for bringing national focus to the birthplace of Women's Rights, and for their . . . — — Map (db m104836) HM|
|To the Martyrs who fell
and the heroes who fought
in defense of Liberty and
( Right Side )
“Liberty and Union
now and forever
one and inseparable.”
( Back Side ) . . . — — Map (db m8088) HM|
|Womens' Rights National Historical Park acquired the Jacob R Chamberlain home in 1996 to develop services for Stanton House visitors.
Later archeological and historic structure investigations revealed that the Chamberlain home, built in 1815, is . . . — — Map (db m65314) HM|
|It's 1890. This is "the flats,” the industrial center of Seneca Falls. The noise is deafening, as hundreds of highly-skilled workers build pumps and fire engines in factories jammed onto every inch of the islands below you. Hammer blows ring . . . — — Map (db m65319) HM|
|Home to progressive thinkers and welcoming to reformist speakers, the Wesleyan Chapel was known as the “Great Light House.”
In 1843, amidst emerging local and national controversy over freedom of speech, the role of women, . . . — — Map (db m8203) HM|
| Early morning July 30, 1890
Alarms howl, waking the whole village. Flames roar down Fall Street, fanned by a stiff breeze. A choking black smoke billows across the canal. Jets of water hiss from hoses bristling from a dozen horse—drawn, . . . — — Map (db m65322) HM|
| The Stanton House: Shaping a Reformer
When Elizabeth Cady Stanton moved into this house in 1847, she was a socially conscious wife, mother, and housekeeper. When she and her family left in 1862, she was a leader of the nation's emerging . . . — — Map (db m65318) HM|
may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities . . . — — Map (db m65315) HM|
may have inspired the hometown look of Frank Capra's 1946 holiday film classic "It's a Wonderful Life." Mr. Capra is known to have visited here in the mid-1940s at the same time the screenplay for the film was being developed. Many similarities . . . — — Map (db m65316) HM|
Named for George Cunningham Van Cleef, one of the first white children born in Seneca County 1797. — — Map (db m65246) HM|
the men and women
from Seneca Falls
who served their country
in the Armed Forces.
[Armed Services Emblems] — — Map (db m104837) WM|
|In pursuit of women’s rights, Elizabeth Cady Stanton developed a network that included some of the most famous reformers in American history. Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Coffin Mott and her sister Martha Coffin Wright, William Lloyd Garrison, and . . . — — Map (db m65311) HM|
The Seneca River—the Cayuga Indians called it "Sha-Se-On-Se" or "Swift Waters". In Seneca Falls the Seneca River was a winding, rapid-filled waterway that became an important carrying place on the route from Albany to Geneva and on to the . . . — — Map (db m104832) HM|
| Welcome to Seneca Falls, where its roots run deep and strong. The community has evolved over three centuries into the Historic gateway to the Finger Lakes since our founding in 1829. The best of our heritage remains today – a strong work . . . — — Map (db m144048) HM|
Since its construction in 1843, the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel has accommodated a remarkable variety of uses. Built to house the religious services of the abolitionist Wesleyan Methodists, the Chapel was routinely opened for meetings of . . . — — Map (db m65321) HM|
|In May 1851, there was a chance encounter on the streets of Seneca Falls which forever altered the struggle for women's rights. Amelia Jenks Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The friendship that was forged between . . . — — Map (db m65248) HM|
|Welcome to one of the few national parks dedicated to a social reform movement - Women's rights.
Here in Seneca Falls and Waterloo, in living rooms and on front porches, in private and in public, a group of five women started a movement that would . . . — — Map (db m143646) HM|