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Fonda, New York Historical Markers

 
Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine Grounds image, Touch for more information
By David Graff, circa June 24, 1997
Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine Grounds
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — A Liberty Pole
A Liberty Pole erected on this spot occasioned the first blood shed in old Tryon County in May 1776 — Map (db m81119) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Can-a-Gor-Ha — 1666-1693
Mohawk Indian castle burned by French and Indians 1693 — Map (db m131354) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Caughnawaga
Lower Mohawk Indian Castle 1667 Ruled By Turtle Clan. Jesuit Mission of St. Peter's Destroyed in Raid of 1693 — Map (db m67065) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Caughnawaga 1667 - 1780
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Caughnawga Church
Approaching the site of old Caughnawga Church erected 1763 — Map (db m131356) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Connolly Inn
stood at Yosts where there was a toll gate and a bridge across the Mohawk which was swept away by high water and never rebuilt — Map (db m131350) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Court House
Erected in 1836 when Fonda became County Seat. Scene of many social, religious and political meetings — Map (db m59070) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Douw Fonda
Early Settler and Trader Village Named for Him Trading Post Burned and Fonda Killed in 1780 Raid Her. & Gen. Soc. Of Mont. Co.Map (db m66547) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Fonda
Fonda 1836-1918 * Mohawk Turnpike Improved 1800 Utica & Schenectady R.R. Built, Station Named for Pioneer Family 1836 Montogomery Co. Agricultural Society Formed Oct. 13, 1844 First County Fair held at Court House Nov. 11-12, 1844 . . . — Map (db m59765) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Fonda Cemetery

Old [Caughnawaga] Cemetery. Village property since 1855. Many early settlers buried here. Also 6 Revolutionary soldiers. — Map (db m131373) HM

New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Fonda Tavern
Built About 1781 By John Fonda Of Tryon County Militia — Map (db m66777) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Jail Limit Marker
One of ten markers used to mark the boundaries a person in jail on a civil action could leave jail for the day to work off debt. Established during the 1840s — Map (db m131372) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — James Shanahan
Irish born stone cutter donated Sacred Heart R.C. Church 1876. Purchased from Reformed Church-built 1840. Member state assembly 1869. — Map (db m130804) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Major General Richard Montgomery
Major General Richard Montgomery * 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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Mohawk Area — Historic New York
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Peggy Wemple Tavern and Mill
Site of Peggy Wemple Tavern and mill. Husband Barent M. Wemple d. 1771. Tories burned property-1780. Peggy rebuilt same year, ground 2,200 bushels of wheat for Army — Map (db m131359) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The 115th & 153rd Regiments
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie Canal — A 19th-Century World Wonder
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie Canal — Welcoming the World
Westward Flow 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.

Left Inset: A Tale . . . — Map (db m129784) HM

New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie Canal — The Canal That Changed America
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — The Erie Canal — Not Just Big. New York State Big
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Tryon County 1772-1784 Montgomery County 1784
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
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Veeder Home
Built about 1781 by Major Abraham Veeder who kept an inn here and operated a ferry across the river — Map (db m131375) HM
New York (Montgomery County), Fonda — Wemple Tavern
Erected 1780 by "Peggy" Wemple, Revolutionary heroine — Map (db m131371) HM

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