Before White Men Came

Before White Men Came (HM17Y0)

Location: Jamestown, NY 14701 Chautauqua County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 5.657', W 79° 14.418'

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Before white men came to this area the Indians blazed a trail between Lake Erie and Lake Chautauqua over which they, early explorers and settlers, portaged their canoes. At the Chadakoin River rapids the canoe was portaged again. Here is where the explorers rested and started a settlement which is now the City of Jamestown.
This bronze sculpture, symbolic of the portage, was presented to the city on Sept. 29, 1971 by the Rotary Club of Jamestown, New York.

This plaque commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Rotary Club in Jamestown, being chartered on June 17, 1919. On this occasion we rededicate ourselves to fulfilling the Rotary International motto: "Service Above Self."
HM NumberHM17Y0
Year Placed1994
Placed ByRotary Club of Jamestown, New York
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 645521 N 4661742
Decimal Degrees42.09428333, -79.24030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 5.657', W 79° 14.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 5' 39.42" N, 79° 14' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-12 N Main St, Jamestown NY 14701, US
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