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To the memory of the Brave volunteers of Crown Point, who gave their lives as a sacrifice for their country and humanity in suppression of the Great Rebellion of 1861-1865. This monument is erected by their grateful fellow citizen, C.F. Hammond
To the memory ofSAMUEL CHAMPLAINIntrepid navigatorScholarly explorerChristian pioneerErected by the State of New York andthe State of Vermontin commemoration of his discovery of the lakewhich bears his name.
500 Ft Ruins of Pre-Revolutionary Village and Trading Post
Allen Penfield, Timothy Taft, and Allen Harwood pioneered the first industrial use of electricity in their iron works below the pond south of the marker. Thomas Davenport, the blacksmith of Brandon, Vermont, in 1833 bought the electro-magnet used …
Named after Major John Ebbett and pointed out in 1853 to surveyor G.H. Goodard who referred to it as a "route of great promise - probably the best one for a transcontinental railway." No emigrant train used this route but a stage road was compl…
These barracks were constructed in the fashionable Georgian style of the day, uncommon in the northern interior of New York in the mid-18th century. The soldiers' barracks is composed of four dwelling units of four rooms. Each doorway opens into a…
"The fort is of wood, built in a most masterly manner. It has five Bastions, mounts 105 guns, and has casements for 4,000 Men, and to hold provisions de Guerre et de Bouche for four months. Within the Fort are good Stone Barracks for Officers and …
Following the French retreat from Crown Point in 1759, General Amherst embarked upon an ambitious plan to secure the area for Britain. An elaborate system of fortifications was begun on the Point; at times as many as 3,000 soldiers and artisans we…
In 1730, the French erected a small wooden fort at Point a la Chevelure, now Chimney Point, Vermont, thereby taking control of territory claimed by Great Britain under the terms of the Treaty of Utrecht (1713). The following year, construction of …
The most practical mode of travel and communication through the wilderness separating French Canada and British North America during the 18th century was by water. The Sorel (Richelieu) River, Lake Champlain, Wood Creek, and the Hudson River furni…