Historic Lake Erie

Historic Lake Erie (HM1QZT)

Location: Buffalo, NY 14202 Erie County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 53.063', W 78° 53.438'

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Historic Lake Erie Named for the Indian Nation of the Eries who dwelt on these shores before 1634 when they were conquered by the Iroquoian Confederacy.
1641 - Earliest mention of the lake in writing of French missionaries. 1669 - First white man known to travel its waters was Louis Joliet. 1679 - La Salle's "Griffon" first ship to sail the Great Lakes above Niagara. 1749 - Celeron's Expedition voyaged south to claim Ohio Basin for France. 1758 - Gilbert Joncaire constructed earliest settlement at Buffalo Creek. 1759 - French were defeated and this region became a British possession. 1783 - Treaty of Paris - United States recognized by Great Britain. 1796 - Jay's Treaty - British relinquished frontier posts on U.S. shores. 1813 - Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry victorious in Battle of Lake Erie. 1817 - Rush-Bagot Treaty - Naval armament on the Great Lakes restricted. 1818 - The "Walk-in-the-Water" first steamship on Lake Erie was launched. 1822 - Boundary established between United States and Canada. 1840 - 1860 - Immense tide of western emigration embarked from the fort. 1875 - 1925 - Great Lakes developed into largest fresh-water navigation system in world with Lake Erie its gateway between east and west. 1927 - Dedication of Peace Bridge at outlet of lake marked a century of unfortified peace between Great Britain and the United States.
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of the American Revolution series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByCity of Buffalo, Abigail Fillmore Chapter National Society Daughter of the American Revolution
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Date Added Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 672255 N 4750134
Decimal Degrees42.88438333, -78.89063333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 53.063', W 78° 53.438'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 53' 3.78" N, 78° 53' 26.28" W
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Area Code(s)716
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Erie St, Buffalo NY 14202, US
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