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Believe It! The Comet Marker image, Touch for more information
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 26, 2019
Believe It! The Comet Marker
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Believe It! The Comet
Believe it! The Comet first began delighting thrill seekers in 1948 at Crystal Beach Park in Ontario, Canada. Perched on the edge of Lake Erie, this masterpiece was designed by Herbert P. Schmeck of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Its massive . . . — Map (db m138506) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Blind Rock
Legendary place of Native American rendezvous and ambushes English-French frontier boundry colonial landmark and crossroads. — Map (db m18438) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — District 10 School
Upper Bay Road A one room school 1805 - 1948 Grades 1-8 — Map (db m62997) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Five Mile Run
In French and Indian War this run was avoided because of fear of attack by hidden Indians. Name changed to Meadow Run 1808. — Map (db m18436) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Half Way Brook
Midway between Fort Edward and Fort George. On this site about 1755 stood a blockhouse enclosed by a stockade. — Map (db m18440) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Half Way Brook Fort Amherst The Seven Mile Post —
So called because midway between Forts Edward and William Henry. From 1755 to 1780 it was the scene of many bloody skirmishes, surprises, and ambushes. Here the French and Indians inflicted two horrible massacres upon the English and Colonials, . . . — Map (db m18477) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Hamilton Lodge 144 F & A M
Near here was located the first permanent Masonic Lodge in Queensbury warrented 1804. Named for Alexander Hamilton. — Map (db m61660) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Korean War Monument
Korean War 1950 - 1953 — Map (db m18474) WM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Old Quaker Burying Ground 1787 - 1837 —
Grave sites of the pioneer families in Queensbury Abraham Wing, founder — Map (db m18106) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Oneida
Named for Tom Hammond a half breed Oneida Indian. A thriving settlement doing a large lumbering business at close of Revolution. — Map (db m61662) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Peace and Victory Monument
To those who served in our nation's wars through whose courage and sacrifice came victory and peace — Map (db m18471) WM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — The Comet ACE Roller Coaster Landmark
American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) recognizes The Comet at The Great Escape as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a designation reserved for rides of historic significance. The Comet is an important example of historic coaster . . . — Map (db m138505) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — This is "Porcellino"
This is "Porcellino" Created by 17th century Italian sculptor Pietro Pacca The original - there are only two other replicas in the world - sits in Florence, Italy, in a spot where most travelers pass as they leave the city. Legend has it that . . . — Map (db m138509) HM
New York (Warren County), Queensbury — Wing Memorial
In memory of Abraham and Edward Wing Pioneers in the Town of Queensbury They were descended from Rev. John Wing and Deborah Batchelder She with four sons came to America in 1632. In 1762 King George gave a . . . — Map (db m18226) HM

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