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Alexis de Tocqueville Marker • <i>wide view<br>(at the west apex of Hanover Square)</i> image, Touch for more information
By Cosmos Mariner, August 17, 2019
Alexis de Tocqueville Marker • wide view
(at the west apex of Hanover Square)
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Alexis de Tocqueville
On East Water Street just east of East Genesee Street, on the right when traveling east.
. . . — Map (db m142301) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — atLantic ocean
On Tompkins Street west of Lowell Avenue, on the right when traveling east.

the head representing the Atlantic Ocean features Neptune's trident upholding a crescent shaped moon, indicative of the relationship between the moon and the tides. To one side is the compass chart and to the other is the compass box top . . . — Map (db m110223) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Boyne
On Tompkins Street west of Lowell Avenue, on the right when traveling east.

the Boyne head features the date "1690" - the year of the Battle of the Boyne when the Catholic King James was defeated by King William (Billy) of Orange.

The river rises in County Westmeath, touches County Offaly, flows into County . . . — Map (db m110217) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Coleman's Irish Pub — Est. 1933 — Tipperary Hill —
On Tompkins Street west of Lowell Avenue, on the right when traveling east.

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Coleman's provides the one and only Leprechaun Entrance . . . — Map (db m110226) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 5 — Courier Building — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On East Washington Street west of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
”It is treason, treason, TREASON, and nothing else.” Daniel Webster, about refusing to carry out the Fugitive Slave Law, 1851. On September 18, 1850, President Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act, requiring . . . — Map (db m138795) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Daniel Webster's "Syracuse Speech"
On Montgomery Street north of East Washington Street, on the right when traveling south.
From this balcony in May of 1851 Daniel Webster Secretary of State delivered the ”Syracuse Speech”. — Map (db m138867) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 9 — Enoch Reed — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On Lodi Street west of Butternut Street, on the left when traveling west.
"No man ever possessed a more generous heart, or more honorable feelings." — from Enoch Reed's obituary, Syracuse Standard, June 10, 1853 Born free in Ohio about 1813, African American Enoch Reed was one of more than a . . . — Map (db m138799) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Erie Boulevard Was Once the Erie Canal
On Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 5) east of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
You are standing across from the Weighlock Building on the towpath of the canal where the mule drivers and the mules that pulled canal boats once trod. The Syracuse Weighlock Building, built in 1850 to weigh canal boats, is the last surviving . . . — Map (db m138698) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Erie Canal
On Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 5) east of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
The historic 60 foot wide right-of-way that became the Erie Canal in 1825 established N.Y.S. as the route to the west for an expanding nation. This corridor of commerce and culture, extending from Albany to Buffalo, made New York the Empire State. — Map (db m138685) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 3 — Fayette Park — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On South Townsend Street north of East Genesee Street (New York State Route 92), on the left when traveling north.
”… numbers of persons, who have never felt any interest in the cause of the slave, before, now seem to have all their sympathies awakened, in his behalf.” —from Diary of Ellen Birdseye Wheaton (Boston, 1923) . . . — Map (db m138793) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 11 — George and Rebecca Barnes House — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On James Street (New York State Route 290) 0.1 miles east of Highland Street, on the right when traveling east.
” …take into consideration the Principles of the American Government, and the extent to which they are trampled under foot by the Fugitive Slave Law.” —a call for a mass convention, signed by George Barnes, 1851 . . . — Map (db m138791) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 6 — Hanover Square — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On East Water Street at East Genesee Street, on the right when traveling east on East Water Street.
”…when Susan B. Anthony urged Republicans to take a stand against slavery, Syracusans burned her in effigy in Hanover Square.” Hanover Square (1) was a busy commercial district and civic gathering place in the mid-19th . . . — Map (db m138796) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Harriet May Mills House
On West Genesee Street (New York State Route 5) at Liberty Street, on the right when traveling west on West Genesee Street.
Home Of Harriet May Mills, Pres. Of N.Y. Woman Sufferage Assoc. 1st Woman to Run For Sec. Of State (1920) Founder Of On. Cty. Women's Democ. Club — Map (db m109248) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Heritage Monument Founders 1997
On Milton Avenue at Tompkins Street, on the right when traveling north on Milton Avenue.

The Coleman Family • The Leigh-Hayden Family The O'Brien Family • Hon. Leo Hayes & Family The Dorsey Family • The Gooley Family Jerry Wilson • The Collins Family • Chris Witting The Ken Davis Family • The Dennis Ryan Family Mayor . . . — Map (db m110366) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — How Much Does a Canal Boat Weigh? — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
On Erie Boulevard East (New York State Route 5) east of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
That's the Weighlock Building across Erie Boulevard, where canal boats were weighed and tolls paid when this busy street was the Erie Canal. Cargo boats entered the stone lock chamber beneath the overhang, gates were closed at each end, the water . . . — Map (db m138700) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — James K. McGuire — Ancient Order of Hibernians
On East Washington Street just east of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
James K. McGuire was elected Mayor of Syracuse at 26 years old in 1895. Known as the "Boy Mayor," he was reelected two times. The McGuire family emigrated from County Fermanagh, and Irish nationalism dominated his life. As President of Clan-na-Gael, . . . — Map (db m142299) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Kana-Ta-Go-Wah — (Big Village Near The Council House)
On Salina Street (U.S. 11) at Dorwin Avenue, on the left when traveling south on Salina Street.

Large Iroquois-Onondaga village located on east bank of Onondaga Creek and extending to this site

Onondaga Indians began to settle here after the burning of Onondaga Village in Frontenac's Invasion 1696 From 1720 known as . . . — Map (db m124421) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Liffey
On Tompkins Street west of Lowell Avenue, on the right when traveling east.

the Liffey is the only female head and occupies the place of honour facing onto the quays and the river. The face is crowned by flowers and fruits and superimposed by a trident representing the city's powers over the waters of Dublin Bay . . . — Map (db m110220) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Onondaga Indians
On Erie Boulevard East at Oswego Boulevard (New York State Route 5), on the left when traveling east on Erie Boulevard East.
In 1793 out of a total population of thirty-three inhabitants in the village of Salina, thirty persons were sick. The remaining three inhabitants with the help of neighborly and friendly Onondaga Indians took care of the sick for two months. In the . . . — Map (db m138696) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Pitts Park
On Erie Boulevard East west of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling east.
Pitts Park is located next to the Syracuse Weighlock Building, on the site of a former widewaters where boat captains would wait their turn to enter the weighlock. At your left, where Oswego and Erie Boulevards intersect today, was the confluence of . . . — Map (db m138699) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 8 — Prince Jackson House Site — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On North Salina Street (U.S. 11) south of Butternut Street, on the right when traveling south.
”A strictly honest man…” Born about 1807 in Oneida County, Prince Jackson was one of the earliest African American settlers in Syracuse and the earliest to have a documented deed for property. He came to Syracuse about . . . — Map (db m138798) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 2 — Rev. Jermain and Mrs. Caroline Loguen — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On East Genesee Street (New York State Route 92) at Pine Street, on the right when traveling west on East Genesee Street.
"What is life to me if I am to be slave in Tennessee? My neighbors! I have lived with you many years… My home is here, my children were born here… I don't respect this law — I don't fear it — I don't obey it! It outlaws me, and I . . . — Map (db m138792) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 10 — Rose Hill Cemetery / African Americans on the North Side — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On Lodi Street east of Douglas Street, on the left when traveling east.
By the 1820s and 1830s, families such as the Allens, Jacksons, Reeds, Robinsons, Thompsons, Wales, and Wandells formed a coherent black community. Rose Hill Cemetery Established in 1841, Rose Hill was the burial place of many . . . — Map (db m138800) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Scott Mulholland — 4/4/1959 thru 9/3/2010
On Milton Avenue at Tompkins Street, on the right when traveling north on Milton Avenue.

Original member of the "Traditional Painting of the Shamrock"Map (db m110363) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Shannon
On Tompkins Street east of Lowell Avenue, on the right when traveling east.

the greatest of Irish rivers - the lordly Shannon - features oak leaves and acorns, themselves symbols of strength and nobility. The trident represents Limerick City's sovereignty over the mighty Estuary. The river rises in [C]ounty . . . — Map (db m110222) HM

New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Site of John Greenway Mansion — 1857-1910
On James Street (New York State Route 290) at Grant Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on James Street.
Founder of Greenway Brewing Company and Greenway Hotel and Tavern 1910-1926 in the Village of Eastwood — Map (db m142302) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Syracuse Area — Historic New York
Near NYS Thruway - Warners Rest Area.
Onondaga Indians, the keepers of the council fires for the Iroquois League, lived here. French soldiers and Jesuit missionaries came from Canada in 1654 to seek their friendship. In that year, Father Simon Le Moyne discovered salt springs in the . . . — Map (db m57112) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Syracuse Area — Historic New York
On Interstate 90 1 mile west of New York State Route 233, on the right when traveling east.
Onondaga Indians, the keepers of the council fires for the Iroquois League, lived here. French soldiers and Jesuit missionaries came from Canada in 1654 to seek their friendship. In that year, Father Simon LeMoyne discovered salt springs in the . . . — Map (db m64982) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — Syracuse Grade Crossing Elimination — N.Y. Central R.R. Co.
Near East Washington Street east of Montgomery Street, on the right when traveling west.
Washington Street Rails Laid 1837 Removed April 21, 1937 by Mayor Rolland B. Marvin First thru train operated over the 17,000,000 dollar elevated structure Sept. 24, 1936 Washington Street construction plan approved Mar. 15, 1937 and work started . . . — Map (db m142300) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Banks of the Erie Canal — Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
On South Clinton Street at Erie Boulevard West, on the left when traveling south on South Clinton Street.
Several Syracuse banks sprouted here along the Erie Canal, each striving to benefit from the commerce of a fast growing city. When the first canal section opened here in 1820 the settlement had 60 people. By 1900 its population reached 108,000. . . . — Map (db m138697) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Great Central Depot — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On East Jefferson Street at East Onondaga Street, on the left when traveling east on East Jefferson Street.
The Underground Railroad: What Was It? Traveling by foot, wagon, boat, or railroad, between 100,000 and 150,000 African Americans sought freedom in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean or the northern U.S. before the end of U.S. slavery in 1865. . . . — Map (db m138801) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — The Jerry Rescue
On South Clinton Street south of Erie Boulevard West, on the left when traveling south.
In 1827, the State of New York was among the first in the Union to abolish slavery. By the mid-1800's, Syracuse was known nationally as a hub of anti-slavery activity. Harriet Tubman, Gerrit Smith, the Rev. Samuel J. May, and the Rev. Jermain W. . . . — Map (db m138797) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 325 — The Sanatorium
On West Seneca Turnpike.
Onondaga Sanatorium for the Treatment of Tuberculosis for Adults and Children opened October 1916 closed May 1959 — Map (db m133052) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 34 — Thirteen Curves — Legends & Lore
On West Seneca Turnpike at Cedarvale Road, on the right when traveling east on West Seneca Turnpike.
Along this route a woman in white searches for her groom. Both died on their wedding night in the early 1900s while driving the 13 curves. — Map (db m129018) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 420 — University Club
Home to University Club of Syracuse from 1917-1986. After various uses, CNY Philanthropy Center established 2010. — Map (db m132724) HM
New York (Onondaga County), Syracuse — 4 — Wesleyan Methodist Church — The Freedom Trail — The Underground Railroad —
On East Jefferson Street at East Onondaga Street, on the left when traveling east on East Jefferson Street.
"The president of the railroad… humanely provided me with free passes for the fugitives on the road to Canada and freedom." — Charles Merrick, Reminiscences of the Jerry Rescue, 1893 The Wesleyan Methodist Church was a . . . — Map (db m138794) HM

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