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At the founding of Chautauqua in 1874, John Heyl Vincent assigned to Dr. W.W. Wythe the task of creating Palestine Park, starting with a makeshift temporary wooden model. The park has evolved to its present permanent location and depicts the geogr…
Pier Building 1886 - 1916 Replacing the old wharf, the pier building stood three stories high, with ticket, baggage and dock offices in the first floor, shops and an observation veranda on the second floor, and dorms and classrooms on the third fl…
This tower erected in 1911 by the contributions of many Chautauquans, is a memoral to Lewis Miller one of the founders of Chautauqua. In his honor, four additional bells and a new console have been added to the tower by members of the Miller family.
First Settlers In 1803 Abel Cleveland, David Dickinson and John Howard settled along this creek, erecting a grist mill and saw mill, and a tavern for westward settlers.
Sarah Sinfield Civil War nurse awarded pension for devoted service. Lived here with husband William, veteran & Asst. lighthouse keeper 1874-1885.
On September 26, 1812 and from this site, some of the first shots of the War of 1812 were fired by local militia at armed soldiers from the British schooner Lady Provost. When a small boat carrying the soldiers from the British ship was sighted ro…
Skew Arch Erected in 1869 by Buffalo & State Line Railroad. Key stone in the roof, reportedly one of two of its type in the world when built.
Steamship Erie The steamer Erie, carrying immigrants to the west, caught fire and sank off these shores the night of August 9, 1841. Over 200 lives lost.
Dedicated to the men and women of the town of Hanover who served their country in war. - And - In loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I and II. ★ ★ ★ Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Persian Gulf War, Afgh…
Tadeusz Kosciuszko 1746-1817 I prefer peace more than the greatst rank in the world. [back] Dedicated to the memory of Tadeusz Kosciuszko, American Revolutionary War patriot and national hero of Poland. Saratoga. West point.