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By Steve Stoessel, February 3, 2019
Coal Silos Marker
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Coal Silos
Built by Griffin Lumber Co. fall 1906. Each silo held a different grade of coal. Built using cement blocks invented by Griffin Lumber. — Map (db m131688) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Four Mile Post
A small fort was built near here in the 1750's, known as the Four Mile Post as it was four miles from Fort Edward. — Map (db m63513) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — NY-10 — Gen. Henry Knox Trail
Through this place passed Gen. Henry Knox in the winter of 1775-1776 to deliver to Gen. George Washington at Cambridge the train of artillery from Fort Ticonderoga used to force the British Army to evacuate Boston Erected by The State of New York . . . — Map (db m9783) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Gov. N. Pitcher
Home site of New York State Gov. Nathaniel Pitcher 1828 Town Supervisor 1806 – 1810 Born 1777. Died 1838. — Map (db m15688) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Headquarters
Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne used this house as British army headquarters, July 1777, before his surrender at Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777. — Map (db m18105) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Hon. Silas Wright
During his youth Silas Wright came to Sandy Hill, now Hudson Falls, to learn to be a lawyer, serving his clerkship in this small building. This was the law office of Hon. Henry C. Martindale, a judge of the Court of Common Pleas and a Member of . . . — Map (db m56907) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Jane McCreaFort Edward, NY — July 27th, 1777 —
Jane McCrea was a Fort Edward area resident in 1777 during the Saratoga Campaign. With the approach of the British army, Jane’s brother, Colonel John McCrea a supporter of the Patriot cause, evacuated his farm on the West bank of the Hudson River, . . . — Map (db m136212) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Kenyon Lumber
Kenyon Lumber Company was originally built along the Feeder Canal at Lock 12 in 1852. At its peak the mill employed over 100 employees and once sawed over one million feet of lumber in less than 15 days. At that time, six days a week a raft of ¼ . . . — Map (db m131747) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Little Canada
During the mid 19th Century many northern New York & New England areas had a large migration of French Canadians into the cities and towns of the region. These immigrants came to work in the many mills and the logging industry that flourished at . . . — Map (db m138750) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Martindale Boat Basin
Today’s Boat Basin Park was once a turn-around basin for canal boats that operated out of Hudson Falls. The Feeder Canal was built in 1824 to provide a steady supply of water from the Hudson River to the Champlain Canal. The original canal was only . . . — Map (db m131746) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Military Road
Road from Ft. Edward to Lake George made by British army in 1755 crossed near here. The Kingsbury Township was formed here in May 1762. — Map (db m131638) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Railway Bridge Piers
The large stone piers located below in the Hudson River were placed there in 1837 for the construction of the Saratoga Whitehall Railroad. The bridge was not completed and the railroad stopped work due to the panic of 1838. The only use ever made . . . — Map (db m129541) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Sandy Hill1810 - 1910
Name of this village until changed to Hudson Falls, 1910. The name Sandy Hill first used ca. 1792. — Map (db m16602) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — The Ghost Story of Duncan Campbell1758 Ticonderoga Campaign
One evening, Duncan Campbell, Laird of Inverawe, was disturbed by a knock on his door. surprised to confront a desperate highlander seeing refuge. He had killed a man and had Duncan swear on his dirk that he would protect him according to ancient . . . — Map (db m136216) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Townsend Harris1804-1878
First United States Consul General to Japan. Founder of the College of the City of New York. Born in Sandy Hill, N.Y., opposite the Village Green. More than any other man , he kept the doors of Japan open to the outside world and opened . . . — Map (db m136210) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — Washington County Civil War Monument
This monument is presented by Dr. Erskine G. Clark to the Village of Sandy HillDedicated to the honor and patriotism of the soldiers of Washington County who served in our war to suppress the southern rebellion of 1861, waged against the life of the . . . — Map (db m56913) HM
New York (Washington County), Hudson Falls — World War II Memorial
Dedicated in honor of those who served their country during World War II from the Town of Kingsbury and the Village of Hudson Falls and in reverent memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice that we the living might remain free. December 7, 1941 . . . — Map (db m56910) HM

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