Historic New YorkThe majestic Mohawk Valley has been the scene of many key events which have helped to shape the character and destiny of New York State and the nation. This was once the home of the proud Mohawks, one of the main tribes of the powerful six-nation Iroquois Confederacy. As the main gateway between the Adirondack Mountains, and the Allegheny Plateau, the valley came to be used by French-Catholic missionaries, land-hungry settlers moving west, foreign travelers, French and Indian raiders, British tory, and American troops. During the French and Indian War, and the American Revolution, it was a vital center of action — the main highway for east-west communication and a major point of contact between the contending armies.The Erie Canal and the New York Central Railroad followed the valley route and gave a new direction to its history. Internal improvements led to intensive settlement and industrial growth. While the valley has changed in many ways over the years, it still retains one element of the past — its incomparable beauty.
|Placed By||State of New York Education & Transportation Departments|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 543485 N 4750180|
|Decimal Degrees||42.90300000, -74.46733333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 54.18', W 74° 28.04'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 54' 10.8" N, 74° 28' 2.4" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4426-4496 NY-5, Fonda NY 12068, US|
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