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Minisink, New York Historical Markers

 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2009
Battle of Minisink Marker
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Battle of Minisink
One of the deadliest in frontier warefare, between Militia and Brant’s Tories and Mohawks, on this hill July 22, 1779. — Map (db m20496) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Battle of Minisink
On this hill, July 22, 1779, N. Y. and N. J. Militia were decimated by Mohawks and Tory raiders of Minisink, (Port Jervis) under Brant. — Map (db m20497) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Battle of Minisink
Entrance to Battlefield where July 22, 1779, N. Y. and N. J. Militia attacked Mohawk and Tory raiders of Minisink (Port Jervis). — Map (db m20500) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Bridge
Built by John A. Roebling, builder of Brooklyn Bridge, to support D. & H. Canal aqueduct by which boats crossed Delaware, 1848 – 98 — Map (db m20567) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Delaware & Hudson CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The Delaware & Hudson Canal, one of the nation’s first large-scale private enterprises, transported millions of tons of anthracite (hard coal) from northeastern Pennsylvania to markets in New York. Gravity railroads took the coal over Moosic . . . — Map (db m20594) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Life Along the CanalUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
The building and operation of the 108-mile Delaware & Hudson Canal provided a multitude of jobs not only for Dutch and English settlers but for Irish and German immigrants. The area hummed with activity. Laborers dug the canal with picks and . . . — Map (db m20590) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s CableUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
John A. Roebling’s legacy is based on his use of suspension cables to hold up bridges and aqueducts. He devised the techniques of air spinning, which is still used today to build much larger spans. This former aqueduct is the nation’s oldest . . . — Map (db m20597) HM
New York (Sullivan County), Minisink — Roebling’s Delaware AqueductUpper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River
From canal boats to canoes, the past flows into the present here at the Delaware Aqueduct. Walk across the aqueduct’s reconstructed towpath where mules once pulled Delaware & Hudson Canal boats back to Pennsylvania for another load of coal. Enjoy . . . — Map (db m20596) HM

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