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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGEG_the-organization-of-the-farm_Katonah-NY.html
John Jay began planning his farm soon after he amassed the 750 acres by inheritance and purchase in the 1780s. In 1832, William Jay made several improvements to the Jay farm. He enlarged the cow barn, renovated the main barn, had an old barn r…
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The brick cottage was built ca. 1800 for Jay's first farm manager, Major Samuel Lyon. Lyon oversaw such daily activities on the farm as: ditching and draining land; building and maintaining fences; plowing, planting, and harvesting fields; and te…
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When John Jay began planning his Westchester farm in the 1790s, he was fortunate to find a source of clay on his property which he used to make the brick for constructing a home and various farm buildings. Archeological testing has identified the …
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After the American Civil War, the nation experienced tremendous economic growth in agriculture and industry. In the 1870s, the refrigerator car was introduced, and farmers expanded their market opportunities. Farming became big business. Between …
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The design of the herb garden located here among the ruins of the old glasshouse yard is based on typical 18th- and 19th-century American and English gardens. Please enter and explore. An herb garden brochure is available in a box by the potting …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGEB_the-homestead-farm_Katonah-NY.html
This property has seen many changes. Over 2,200 years ago, Native Americans lived and hunted here. As the family's tenanted farm in the 1700s, it produced wheat, rye, corn, and other grains. After Jay's retirement and the development of the farm …
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In 1801, after a distinguished career in public service, John Jay retired to Bedford where until his death in 1829, he enjoyed spending time with his family and improving his farm. Four succeeding generations of the Jay family resided here until 1…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGE9_john-jay-homestead_Katonah-NY.html
The United States' first Chief Justice, Jay, retired here after drafting New York's first constitution and serving as President of the Continental Congress and Minister to Spain. * Revolutionary War Heritage Trail Sites The Revolutionary War He…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGE1_bedford-house_Katonah-NY.html
John Jay (1745 - 1829), statesman, jurist, first Chief Justice of the United States, and Governor of New York State for six years, built Bedford House in 1800. It remained his home for the last twenty-nine years of his life. Jay represented New Yo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGDH_honor-roll_Katonah-NY.html
World War ICandie Angelo M.Jones Frederick B.Kelly James J.Russell J. StanleyWorld War IIBernardo Pompei M.Booth Jasper W.Buonassissi MichaelDiamanti Albert G.Ferguson Charles E. Jr.Fowler Robert L. 3rdKnudsen Ellwood B.Lorzer Douglas D.Miller Joh…
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