Monumental New York!: A Guide to 30 Iconic Memorials in Upstate New York


A travelers guide to 30 historical monuments and communities in upstate New York
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A travelers guide to 30 historical monuments and communities in upstate New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815609629
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 5/15/2011
  • Pages: 189
  • Sales rank: 799,166
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Senator James L. Seward xi

My Monumental Journey xiii

Statues, Monuments, and Memorials of Upstate New York xxiv

1 Moses on the Rockpile: The Rufus King Memorial, Albany 1

2 "A Time to Die": The Attica Prison Riot Memorial, Attica 9

3 The Torture Tree: The Boyd-Parker Memorial, Cuylerville 16

4 The Great Hunger: The Irish Famine Memorial, Buffalo 22

5 The Builders of Clinton's Ditch: The Canal Digger's Memorial, Seneca Falls 28

6 Play Ball!: The Sandlot Kid Statue, Cooperstoum 34

7 "We'll Never Forget Them": The Glass Workers' Tragedy Memorial, Corning 39

8 Hellmira: The Elmira Confederate Prison Monument, Elmira 44

9 Miracle in the Adirondacks: The Dr. Trudeau Memorial, Saranac Lake 49

10 Saint or Sinner?: The John Brown Statue, Lake Placid 55

11 Vive la France!: The Crown Point Lighthouse, Crown Point 61

12 The Ultimate Sacrifice: The Gold Star Mother Memorial, Kent 67

13 The Female Paul Revere: The Sybil Ludington Statue, Carmel 72

14 "I Will Face the Enemy!": The General Herkimer Monument, Herkimer 78

15 The White Woman of the Genesee: The Mary Jemison Statue, Letchworth State Park 86

16 The Olive Tree by the Lake: The Deir Yassin Massacre Memorial, Geneva 93

17 Guns for General Washington: The Knox Cannon Trail Monuments 101

18 Let's Have Tea: The Anthony-Douglass Statue, Rochester 107

19 The President's Whiskers: The Lincoln-Bedell Statue, Westfield 113

20 The Workingman's Friend: The McKinley Statue, Walden 119

21 Sunflowers and Roses: SUNY Oneonta 9/11 Memorial, Oneonta 124

22 The Golden Plates: Hill Cumorah Moroni Monument, Palmyra 129

23 "I Want Nothing!": The Proctor Eagle Monument, Utica 134

24 "Understanding Is Joyous": The Sagan Planet Walk Memorial, Ithaca 141

25 America's Champion: The Seabiscuit Statue, Saratoga Springs 148

26 Syracuse's Finest Hour: The Jerry Rescue Monument, Syracuse 155

27 The Spirit of America: The Uncle Sam Memorial, Troy 164

28 Old Kinderhook: The Van Buren Statue, Kinderhook 171

29 A Tribute to Canine Courage: The War Dog Memorial, Hartsdale 178

30 Three Days of Peace and Music: Woodstock Concert Monument, Bethel 183

31 Who Says Public Art Can't Be Fun?: Meet the Roosevelts, Hyde Park 188

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