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200 Years of Peace and Friendship Marker as seen in Courthouse yard image, Touch for more information
By Yugoboy, September 29, 2012
200 Years of Peace and Friendship Marker as seen in Courthouse yard
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — 200 Years of Peace and Friendship
November 11 Canandaigua Pickering Treaty 1794 - 1994 Solemn agreements were renewed between the United States of America and the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations of Indians). U.S.A. Representative Congresswoman Louise Slaughter conveyed a message, . . . — Map (db m63998) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Boathouse History
The City Pier was built in 1848, and the first boathouses were built during the 1850s. Simple wooden boathouses contained mostly small skiffs while larger ones housed sculling shells, sailing and steam yachts. By 1888, over eighty boathouses were . . . — Map (db m63990) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — City of Canandaigua History Happened Here The Business District
1789-1820's When Canandaigua was founded in 1789, Downtown served as the location at the land office for the Phelps-Gorham Purchase. The Downtown also served as a commercial center for new settlers and as a stopover for travelers in . . . — Map (db m64554) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Granger Homestead
Home of Gideon Granger Postmaster Gen. in cabinets of Jefferson & Madison resident here 1814-1822 — Map (db m63987) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Historic Canandaigua Public Square
Oliver Phelps and Nathaniel Gorham, developers who purchased most of Western New York in 1789, made Canandaigua the seat of Ontario County, which was later divided into thirteen counties. They donated this "Village Green" with the stipulation . . . — Map (db m64555) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States — Map (db m61893) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — Squaw Island
The Island beyond this pier is known as Squaw Island, the smallest State Park in New York State. This area is the birth place of the Seneca Indian Nation, Keepers of the Western Gate of the Iroquois League. According to legend, the wives and . . . — Map (db m61906) HM
New York (Ontario County), Canandaigua — The Last General Council of the United States
The Last General Council of the United States with the Iroquois Confederacy was held in Canandaigua, and the resultant treaty was signed November 11, 1794, by U.S. Agent Timothy Pickering Sachems and Warriors Farmer's Brother Cornplanter, Red . . . — Map (db m63999) HM
New York (Ontario County), Clifton Springs — Peirce Pavillion 2
The original Peirce Pavilion was constructed in 1880 on the North East corner of Main and Spring Streets surrounding a major sulphur spring. It was these sulphur springs that made the growth of Clifton Springs Sanitarium possible and which in turn . . . — Map (db m64949) HM
New York (Ontario County), Farmington — Hathaway Home
Home and framed barns built 1793 by Isaac Hathaway, a Revolutionary War veteran, and first town clerk. Site of stage and trolley stop. — Map (db m68616) HM
New York (Ontario County), Fishers — Park Place
Built by Simeon Parks April 1813, who cleared a large tract of land. Famous plank road went by here. State Department of Education 1935 — Map (db m90714) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — B.P.O. Elks No. 1054

Certified House of Architectural Merit — Map (db m104944) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Cayuga-Seneca Canal Entrance
At this point in 1828, water from Seneca Lake was first released into the newly constructed Cayuga-Seneca Canal, forming a navigable link to the Erie Canal. The waterway enabled commerce to flow between Seneca and the Hudson River and soon became an . . . — Map (db m60113) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Deceased Veterans Memorial

In memory of All Deceased Veterans

Dedicated October 8, 1994 — Map (db m104909) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Fay & Bowen Engine Company
Known for its boats, the Fay & Bowen Engine Company built quality pleasure craft and marine and industrial engines near this site from 1904 to 1929. Fay & Bowen sold launches and runabouts worldwide that earned them the reputation - "None Better . . . — Map (db m60111) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Geneva Hotel
Site of Geneva Hotel Erected 1796 by Capt. Charles Williamson — Map (db m60096) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Korean War and Cold War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m104948) WM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Log House
Site of Log House erected in 1787 later know as Clark Jennings Tavern — Map (db m60128) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Medical College
Site of Geneva Medical College Eliz. Blackwell received here in 1849 the first degree of M.D. ever conferred upon a woman. — Map (db m60095) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva Elizabeth Blackwell
Elizabeth Blackwell, a pioneer of modern, preventative medicine and the first woman in the United States to receive a medical degree, graduated at the top of her class from the Medical Institute of Geneva College in 1849. Three years later, in 1852 . . . — Map (db m60099) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva The Willows
The Willows along Seneca Lake date back to the 1890's. Additional trees were planted by the Winnek Post 396 of the American Legion after World War I to honor the lives lost in that war. The original Route 5 & 20 ran just a few feet from these trees . . . — Map (db m60102) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva The First Railroad
The first railroad appeared in Geneva in 1841. By the 1870's, railroads ran in all directions from Geneva. Over the years, the rail system expanded to include industrial and passenger service. Today the rail system is still used to bring raw . . . — Map (db m60123) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva Seneca Lake
The deepest of the eleven Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake measures 36 miles long, an average of three miles wide, and 618 feet deep at the deepest point. Because of its depth, the lake has frozen completely only four times since this region was . . . — Map (db m60124) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Pathmark Geneva Steamboats
At least 15 steamboats were built between 1828 and 1906 to run on Seneca Lake. The Lake's first steamboat, the Seneca Chief made its maiden voyage the length of the lake and back on July 3, 1828. Operated by Geneva Merchants, John B. and Robert . . . — Map (db m60126) HM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Routes of the armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton, 1779
An expedition against the hostile Indian nations which checked the aggressions of the English and Indians on the frontiers of New York and Pennsylvania, extending westward the dominion of the United States. — Map (db m68624) HM WM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Sampson Naval Training Station Veterans

In honor of the men and women who served at the Sampson Naval Training Station, Route 96A, Sampson, New York during its operation from 1942 to 1946

Dedicated this 10th day of September 1988 by the Waterloo VFW Post #6433.

Anchor . . . — Map (db m104734) WM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Smith's Opera House

Geneva Historical Society Building of Architectural Merit

Historic Building Preservation Award 1995 Ontario County Historical Society — Map (db m104720) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Soldiers Sailors Memorial Library

To every hero of her every war the American nation is grateful — Map (db m104935) WM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — The Steamer "Seneca"

The boat was built in 1883 by Alonzo and Benjamin Springstead. The Seneca was once the fastest ship on the lake. It plied the waters of Seneca Lake until 1908.

[Donors not transcribed]

The Mural Produced by the Finger Lakes . . . — Map (db m104719) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — Vietnam War Memorial
. . . — Map (db m104949) WM
New York (Ontario County), Geneva — War Memorial

Erected to the memory of Geneva Patriots who served our nation in her wars that freedom might remain our most cherished heritage Dedicated May 30 1939

Jean McKay sculptress Thomas Lyon White . . . — Map (db m104992) HM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — World War I Memorial

Honoring those who gave their lives

World War I 1914 - 1918

[Roll of Honored Dead] ———————————————————— . . . — Map (db m104950) WM

New York (Ontario County), Geneva — World War II Memorial

Honoring those who gave their lives in World War II 1941 - 1945

[Roll of Honored Dead] ———————————————— Dedicated to all who served . . . — Map (db m104947) WM

New York (Ontario County), Naples — First Church
On this site was organized the "First Religious Compact of Middletown 1800". The church was built in 1824 — Map (db m64936) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Memorial - Canesque, Chief of the Senecas
Chief of the Senecas at Nundawao Village, who came from the Genesee Reservation in 1794 to die and be buried in his beloved Kiandaga Valley. — Map (db m64935) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Naples
Founded 1789 on the old Seneca village of Nundawao; first known as Watkinstown; in 1796 called Middletown; on April 6, 1808, named Naples — Map (db m64934) HM
New York (Ontario County), Naples — Naples
Known as Watkinstown 1789 Named Middletown 1796 Midway between Canandaigua and Bath: Naples April 6, 1808 — Map (db m64937) HM
New York (Ontario County), Phelps — Phelps Historic District
Adapted by the Village Board in 1990 to protect and preserve our rich heritage of landmarks and unique structures... a birthright of our children. — Map (db m64932) HM
New York (Ontario County), Phelps — Pioneer Cemetery 1000 graves 1803-1857
Here lie 16 Revolutionary soldiers and a Lexington Minute Man. Pioneers include Robison, Granger, Deane, Swift, Dickinson, Hildreth. — Map (db m64930) HM
New York (Ontario County), Rushville — Marcus Whitman
Pioneer missionary patriot colonizer in Oregon Ter. Born here Sept. 4, 1802 — Map (db m61349) HM
New York (Ontario County), Shortsville — Bee Sting Death
Second known in North America: on May 12, 1814 Timothy Ryan died within one hour from anaphylaxis to bee sting. U.S. 2000 est. 50 deaths/yr. — Map (db m64521) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Athasata (Kryn) The Great Christian Mohawk Chief
In Perpetuation of the Name of Athasata (Kryn) The Great Christian Mohawk Chief Promoter of Peace - Respecter of Treaties - Defender of Righteousness - Valiant Warrior Leader of Indian Forces, forming one-third of the army of the De . . . — Map (db m61905) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Deohako Things That Sustain Us Ganondagon State Historic Site
Although the Seneca were successful hunters and gatherers, they were famed for their horticulture. Up until colonial times Seneca cultivators were primarily women, and the plant world was associated with their aspect of life. Central to Seneca . . . — Map (db m70861) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Ezra Wilmarth
Opened stagecoach inn here Dec. 25, 1815. Original Inn sign had masonic emblem. Soldiers of War of 1812 gathered on this site. — Map (db m68620) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Ganondagan Town of White Ganondagon State Historic Site
In the Seneca language, Ganodagen means White Town. In Seneca tradition the color white is linked to the ideas of peace purity and truth. The translation preferred by Seneca today is Town of Peace. Seneca Traditionalists connect this town with the . . . — Map (db m70860) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Jikonhsaseh
Mother of Nations met and advised the Peacemaker on formation of Haudenosaunee or Iroquois Confederacy ca. 900 AD. She is buried nearby. — Map (db m68618) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Mead Square Dedicated in memory of Alfred M. Mead, M.D. 1856-1939
Alfred Milton Mead was born on November 21, 1856 in Macedon Center to John and Emma Cookingham Mead. He graduated from Macedon Center Academy in 1876 and Buffalo Medical School in 1880. In March of 1880, he began his practice in the village of . . . — Map (db m64528) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Rochester Area Historic New York
Seneca Indians often camped along the lower Genesee River where Rochester eventually developed. During the 17th century, French soldiers and missionaries visited the area. In 1803, Nathaniel Rochester, William Fitzhugh and Charles Carroll of . . . — Map (db m57114) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Indians Historic New York
The Seneca Indians, “Keepers of the Western Door,” occupied this area since the formation of the Iroquois confederacy about 1550. Most numerous and most warlike of the Six Nations, they for a time dominated the tribes northward into . . . — Map (db m56880) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Seneca Trail
Traversed by French Army of Denonville, 1687. Here were Seneca lodges where friendly Indian followers of trail were welcomed. — Map (db m61909) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke
Site of Home and Laboratory of Fred M. Locke Father of the Porcelain Insulator — Map (db m74462) HM
New York (Ontario County), Victor — Victor Centennial, 1913
In this valley called by the Indians Dya-go-di-ya (Place of the Battle), the first division of De Nonville's army was ambushed by Seneca warriors July 13, 1687. With his second division the French leader overawed the Senecas, who fled, burning . . . — Map (db m61907) HM

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