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By Anton Schwarzmueller, January 22, 2015
Northward on 18F
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Betsy Doyle
Betsy Doyle Heroine of Fort Niagara carried hot shot to cannon, stood sentry duty, fled 310 miles to Greenbush, NY when enemy attacked fort in 1813. — Map (db m80543) HM WM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Capture of Fort George May 27, 1813 Stop #11 —
American warships silenced the British guns after 2 hours of hard fighting. The Americans had captured Fort George and the British retreated.Map (db m67349) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Dueling Cannons Battling for Control of the Niagara
Strategic Importance When European explorers reached the Great Lakes, they realized that passage up the Niagara River would unlock routes to the west. Traveling by water from the lakes, they could reach the Ohio and Mississippi . . . — Map (db m67492) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Father Pierre Millet
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New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Field of La Belle Famille
Field of La Belle Famille —— Where on July 24, 1759, French forces of Capt. Francois Le Marchand De Lignery and Capt. Charles Aubry, with Indian allies, hastening to the relief of Fort Niagara, were defeated by British and . . . — Map (db m82545) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Fort Niagara's P.O.W. Camp
Fort Niagara became a prisoner of war (POW) camp on June 12, 1944, to house Axis captives from increased Allied victories in World War II. One of 500 such camps in the United States, Fort Niagara became the central command . . . — Map (db m67368) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Fort Niagara's Rifle Range
Thru This Archway Pass the Worlds Best Marksmen Fort Niagara's Rifle Range In the 1870s, the United States Army began training soldiers in marksmanship. Prior to this, soldiers were not regularly trained to fire for . . . — Map (db m67376) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Fox Point Battery
On bank of river to west is site of Fox Point Battery, fifth in series of batteries extending south from Fort Niagara during War of 1812Map (db m67340) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — In Commemoration of the Rush - Bagot Treaty
[Text from the Center Tablet]: This Agreement Between the United States and Great Britain in Eighteen Hundred Seventeen has Assumed the Force of an International Treaty The Naval Force to be maintained upon the . . . — Map (db m67410) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — La Belle Famille
--- Site of Battle La Belle Famille July 24, 1759, deciding British capture of French Fort NiagaraMap (db m67344) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — La Belle Famille
On the Battlefield of La Belle Famille Father Claude Joseph Virot S. J. Chaplain of the French forces was killed by the Iroquois July 24, 1759. — Map (db m67345) HM WM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — 302 — La Belle Famille
La Belle Famille At this battle British troops and native allies defeated French forces sealing Ft. Niagara's surrender July 24, 1759 — Map (db m98388) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — La Salle 1643 - 1687 Cleric Soldier Explorer —
Here at the mouth of the Niagara Rene-Robert Cavelier, Sieur De La Salle raised the first rude palisades of a fort and from this base began his far voyaging in exploration of Mid-America the Ohio, the Great Lakes and the . . . — Map (db m67442) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Magasin Poudre (Powder Magazine)
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New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Morrow Plaza
Colonel Charles B. Morrow was commandant of Fort Niagara and the Commander of the 28th Infantry Regiment from 1930-1935. He untiringly devoted his service to the restoration of Old Fort Niagara, the expansion and beautification of the Army Post and . . . — Map (db m140047) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Old Fort Niagara Historic New York
The promontory at the outlet of the Niagara River into Lake Ontario was a strategic point for controlling the route to the interior Great Lakes region. The French early recognized its importance, and LaSalle, in 1678, and Denonville. In 1687, . . . — Map (db m52519) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Old Fort Niagara
Old Fort Niagara has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m139974) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Old Fort Niagara Cannon
This reproduction 18th Century iron British 6-pounder cannon and Rudyerd field carriage are dedicated to the men and women who served their country at Fort Niagra. The Old Fort Niagara Association expresses its appreciation to the following . . . — Map (db m140050) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Old Fort Niagara Lighthouse
First Light on the Great Lakes You are standing near the site of the earliest lighthouse on the Great Lakes; a lantern room on the roof of the French Castle inside the fort. From that first whale oil fueled lantern, the Niagara . . . — Map (db m67377) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — POW Camp - WW II
In 1944-1945, Fort Niagara Prisoner of War Camp housed interned German and Austrian soldiers, sailors, and airmen captured in North Africa and Europe. — Map (db m39971) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Site of Salt Battery
This battery was an important factor in defense of the Niagara frontier in War of 1812 so named because salt bags were used in its constructionMap (db m67353) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — St. John's Episcopal Church
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m80544) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — The "Castle" of Fort Niagara
This House, The "Castle" of Fort Niagara was built by the French 1726, approximately on the site occupied by La Salle 1678, and Denonville 1687. Taken by the British 1759, it was held by them as a base of warfare against . . . — Map (db m67421) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — The Battle of La Belle Famille French Losses: The Battle & The Interior
July 24, 1759 At this location British troops set defenses against French reinforcements, intent on breaking the British siege of Fort Niagara. Though outnumbered, the British repelled the advance and assured the fall of the Fort. Their . . . — Map (db m67347) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — The Niagara Portage: Gateway to the West
During the 18th century, the Niagara Portage provided one of the great access points to the interior of North America. Here, travelers from the east could reach the upper Great Lakes after a relatively short portage around Niagara Falls. Fort . . . — Map (db m67384) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — The Siege of Fort Niagara A Calculated Attack
In July 1759, 2,300 British and New York troops, with about 900 Iroquois allies laid siege to French-held Fort Niagara. 19 days later, with its wall breached and a French relief force defeated only a mile away, Fort Niagara surrendered. . . . — Map (db m67473) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — The Site of El Dorado Hotel
Famous 50 room hotel for lodging and entertainment. Built by F. Steele 1891. — Map (db m72440) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — The Site of John Young Store
A general store, built in 1808 by John Young, after whom the village was named. Known as the Red Store. — Map (db m72469) HM
New York (Niagara County), Youngstown — Unknown Defenders of Old Fort Niagara
Here lie the bodies of Unknown Defenders of Old Fort Niagara — Map (db m140504) HM

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