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The daily palladium. (Oswego, N.Y.) 1890-1908, July 02, 1906, Image 9

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5WBQ0 IN 1755 Fiv^ years before the Igrim fathers sailed away from E qjland in 1620, to find a new hom< vhere they could worship their i ;igion unmolested, and land* 1 at Plymouth Rock, Samuel de aam- plain passed through this : Stion. Whether he stopped at th§)h than fair that Oswego claim these Indians as tl iginal settlers of this city i date its'origin from that time. which Oswego city covers! ertaint known for a cerl From the time of the arrival of and hi&follpw- Father La Mo: ers, Oswego has been much in is no record tnat i.^nampiain oi has bee any other white man came session through Ijere-from that time until republi( 1655, • • ime unti 1655, when Father La Moyne and other members of the Jesuit or der were on their way from evidence. It has taken a most prominent part in the making of the history of this country, and has been held as the lawful Montreal to go among the In- s in the interior to convert republic. It has been the center of military and commercial strife aud from 1655 until 1796 it is im- •possible to draw a distinguishing them to Christianity. iristi ither La Moyne did not knoi ‘ie“landed. Bi S t ..ait whalJlaGe 1^1 description 'whiMi priest gives most certair iescription ■which thisi noted iriest gives Would mak6.|une al ist certain that their f^ail bark /dn a t UswegOv Jtiis motes • trip say it was a |u , river ■ g into the _great^tHe.~and illage S ' until the whhe maii cameL hers and the Indians gaveiV ly anil fell back into tlte %ildertit = same a s they toh^tinhi ■ ;en held as the lawiui pos- a of two kingdoms and one The first military post-was es­ tablished here in 1724 by the Eng­ lish. It was not a real post, more like a traders’ station, and it an­ gered the French, who claimed this territory as their own, and De I^uguenil was sent out order the English away. W BRIDGB STREBT LOOKING WEST HARBOR-1775 OSW E G O IN 1860 a time, but Governor Clinton be­ ing aware of the importance of this place, sent Lieutenant John Linsdley, founder of Chei y, and a company of ;re, and for five years he main- •iiied this ley, an< Cherry Val of soldier! In 1745 ^Sir William Johnson ade his first visit here and this nd Indian fighter noted trader an( became one of the most important ports on the frontier. In 1752 £^(X) were appropriated for re­ pairs here. Johnson came here again in 1750, when he was made superin­ tendent of Indian affairs, and in 1754 got an appropriation of £ 1,300 for repairs and built a fleet of boats here. east side of the river, to be called tification, which was called Fort Fort Ontario, and the other on the itrwest of the first for- Oswego, Choueguen, or Fort Pepperell, and to call it New Fort Oswego or Fort George. Mercer set to work and his meu out the instructions of General Shirley to the best of carried i lien castle now stands, corner [oijtcalm and Van Buren streets, itt wass neverver completed.mpleted. Itt wasv bu wa ne co I v 170 feet on each of its four side., with a rampart of masonry and ’earth twenty feet thick, twelve.. War was declared and Mar<iuis ; Montcalm was sent o ut by'fee. VlfeW OF THE WATEft.iPOWE^ AND MAHUFACTHHIES ALONO c T HE OSW^OO HlVER ■ h ...... V ••'■'I - during, spring’ ■ rs^/

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