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Watervliet, New York Historical Markers

 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, August 9, 2012
City of Watervliet Marker
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — City of Watervliet
The land now occupied by the City of Watervliet is part of a tract purchased by the first Patroon, Kiliaen van Rensselaer in 1630 from the Mohican or River Indians. The tract was within a large area on the west side of the Hudson River named Wely's . . . — Map (db m58228) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Civil War Parrott Rifle
10 Pounder Rifle From Watervliet Arsenal Designed By Robert P. Parrott and Cast at The West Point Foundry. Used by the Union Forces These Guns were Mounted on Carriages Made at Watervliet Arsenal Where Ammunition was also Made. This . . . — Map (db m7299) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Erie Canal
Completed 1825 Terminus at Hudson River. Locks called Sidecut allowed entry to navigable waters — Map (db m12214) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Mayor James F. Cavanaugh 1910 - 1973
Served the City of Watervliet from 1967 to 1973. Throughout his years of service he accomplished a great deal for Watervliet, including renovations at City Hall and police headquarters, construction of a new firehouse, the opening of the northern . . . — Map (db m47983) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Meneely Foundry
Meneely Foundry 1826 - 1950 First Chime & Carillon in U.S. Cast Here Foremost Bell Maker Patented Rotary Yoke And Casting Procedures. — Map (db m40322) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Peter J. Dalessandro Congressional Medal of Honor
Peter J. Dalessandro Congressional Medal of Honor Technical Sergeant, US Army, Company E. 39th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division Sergeant DAlessandro was born May 19, 1918. Entered service at: Watervliet, N.Y. Presented the Congressional . . . — Map (db m46446) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Saint Patrick's Church Bell
The most obvious music associated with any church is the sweet and dignified tolling of the church bell. Pictured above is George E. Hipwod, President of the Holy Names Society who presented the bell for placement in the new church. The bell was . . . — Map (db m70628) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — The Nalle Rescue
The Nalle Rescue April 27, 1860 Near this site on Broadway, Charles Nalle, a fugitive slave from Culpepper, Virginia, was rescued from slave catchers by Harriet Tubman and citizens of Troy and West Troy (Watervliet), completing an . . . — Map (db m42015) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun
The 3 inch antitank gun was deployed during WWII. Hundreds of these guns were used by American troops in Europe and the Pacific during the war. Range: 16,100 yards max. 1,000 yards antitank range. The U.S. 1st Army and 3rd Army in Europe had . . . — Map (db m49148) HM
New York (Albany County), Watervliet — Watervliet Arsenal
Oldest, Continuously Active Manufacturing Arsenal in U.S. Founded in 1813. — Map (db m49297) HM

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