Bicentennial of the United States 1976 – Herkimer

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Contains a brief history of Fort Dayton, a Revolutionary War-era fortification built in what is now the Village of Herkimer. It was dismantled after the War.  This document also contains a description of the project to build a replica of Fort Dayton in Herkimer.  The replica presently stands at the exit 30 Thruway toll booth entrance. This document also contains excerpts from primary sources that describe Fort Dayton and its manner of construction in 1776.

A list of sponsored events to commemorate the Bicentennial of the U.S.


  • Mohawk Valley Printing Co. Spirit of ’76. Photo flyer. Mohawk, NY: Mohawk Valley Printing Co., 1976.
Two pages of black and white photos depicting the Herkimer Reformed Church, the Remington House in Ilion, the Salisbury Covered Bridge, the Fort Herkimer Church, Lock 17 Little Falls, the General Herkimer Statue, the Herkimer County Court House, Oriskany Battlefield, the General Herkimer Home, and the 1834 Herkimer County Jail.
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