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"Let the Work of Our Fathers Stand"* * * * *On the Adjacent Hill SummitStood Fort Plain, Erected 1776,and Its Blockhouse, Built 1780.Military Headquarters of theMohawk Valley 1780 -1784Gen. Washington Here July 30, 1783* * * * *Erected by the Fort…
In the Middle of this StreetTo the East Stood Fort FrederickGoal of Burgoyne's Drive to Split the Colonies - 1777
Here Col. Henry Ludington of Dutchess County Militia drilled his regiment, and mustered them many times to march against the British.
Sibyl Ludington rode horseback over this road the night of April 26, 1777, to call out Colonel Luddington's regiment to repel the British at Danbury, Conn.
Fort Frederick Governor Edmund Andros Made an Inspection in Albany in 1676 and Found Fort Orange, Located Near the Foot of Madison Avenue in Poor Condition. He Ordered a New Fort Constructed at a Site in the Center of State Street Just West of Lod…
"The face had an expression of absolute content, of relief, at throwing off a burden such as few men have been called upon to bear —- a burden which few men could have borne." - Recollections of New York Secretary of State Chauncey M. Depew.…
"I hold myself without mock modesty, the humblest of all individuals that have ever been elevated to the Presidency....You have generously tendered me the united support of the great Empire State." - Abraham Lincoln speaking to the New York Legisl…
The Erie Canal.This site marks the eastend of the canal, opened in 1825. It carried productsand people between theHudson River and Lake Erie
Albany Basin.For nearly 100 years boatsentered the Erie Canal atnearby Lock 1, bringingwork, tradition …
At this site Thomas Edison arrived at Schenectady Aug. 20, 1886 to found his Machine Works which in 1892 became the General Electric Company.
General Nicholas Herkimer (1728-1777), one of the first American-born generation of the Palatine Germans who settled the Mohawk Valley, leading farmer-trader ofthe Valley, and hero of the Battle of Oriskany, builtHerkimer Home in 1764. As Brigadi…