27 March 2016

History Of Plattsburgh


"I have referred to two block-houses, as standing here in 1798. One stood on the bank of the lake, on the farm of Elric L. Nichols; the other was within the present bounds of Broad Street... . This latter was erected for the protection of the inhabitants at the time when the whole country apprehended a general Indian war. For several years the settlers in that locality were accustomed to pass the night within its walls. This block-house was never used for any other purpose than as a house of refuge from fancied danger. The one on the lake shore was built in 1789, and was at first intended for a jail.

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