1756 French Saw Mill on La Chute River

1756 French Saw Mill on La Chute River (HM2CJM)

Location: , NY 12883 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 51.028', W 73° 25.229'

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In 1756 the French erected a mill on the river opposite this spot for sawing and preparing timbers used in Fort Carillon, renamed Fort Ticonderoga when captured by General Amherst in 1759.
General Abercromby used the saw mill as his headquarters during the famous battle between the French and English, July 8, 1758, the day of his disastrous defeat; and the famous old military road, over which his army marched, passed at or near this spot and through the present mill yard.
The hill to the northwest, fortified by the French and Gallent Mill Heights, was again fortified by General Burgoyne in 1777, and called Mount Hope, its present name.
Erected July 6, 1909,by the
Joseph Dixon Crucible CompanyJersey City, NJ
Year Placed1909
Placed ByJoseph Dixon Crucible Company
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Date Added Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 5:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 626954 N 4856477
Decimal Degrees43.85046667, -73.42048333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 51.028', W 73° 25.229'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 51' 1.6799999999999" N, 73° 25' 13.74" W
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Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30 Tower Ave, NY 12883, US
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