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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Silver Creek
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 18, 2018
Town of Hanover Veterans Memorial
|Dedicated to the men and women of the town of Hanover who served their country in war. - And - In loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I and II. ★ ★ ★ Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Persian Gulf War, . . . — — Map (db m117509) WM|
|Howard Ehmke, 1894-1959, lived here. World Series star. Pitched for SC High School, Detroit, Boston, Philadelphia. 1929 Series win and record. — — Map (db m96247) HM|
| First Settlers In 1803 Abel Cleveland, David Dickinson and John Howard settled along this creek, erecting a grist and saw mill, and a tavern for westward settlers. — — Map (db m117501) HM|
| Skew Arch Erected in 1869 by Buffalo & State Line Railroad. Key stone in the roof, reportedly one of two of its type in the world when built. — — Map (db m117503) HM|
| Steamship Erie The steamer Erie, carrying immigrants to the west, caught fire and sank off these shores the night of August 9, 1841. Over 200 lives lost. — — Map (db m117505) HM|
|Built in 1846 by Major Clark C. Swift, this mansion was constructed in the Federal Style with bricks handmade on the site.
It was acquired for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in 1914, through the efforts of Msgr. E.J. O'Connor. The mansion was used . . . — — Map (db m64722) HM|