Historic New YorkThe valleys of the Upper Susquehanna River were natural routes for Indians, traders and settlers. Oquaga, near Windsor, was an Indian fur-trading post, and became an objective of the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign of 1779. From a dam at the outlet of Otsego Lake, flood waters were released to float General James Clinton's troops down the river to join General Sullivan's forces from Pennsylvania at Tioga. They defeated the Tories and Indians at Newtown, near Elmira, and devastated the Indian settlements of western New York, thus securing this area for the United States. In 1785 an Indian treaty opened this region for settlement.
|Series||This marker is part of the New York: Historic New York series|
|Placed By||State of New York, Education Department, Department of Public Works|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:41am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 435422 N 4652316|
|Decimal Degrees||42.02023333, -75.78000000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 1.214', W 75° 46.8'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 1' 12.84" N, 75° 46' 48.00" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2049 US-11, Kirkwood NY 13795, US|
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