• large wooden spikes jut out from a large wooden angular wall lit by sunlight. verdant grass surrounds it.

    Fort Stanwix

    National Monument New York

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We are unwilling to join on either side of such a contest, for we love you both-old England and new. Should the King of England apply us for our aid-we shall deny him-and should the colonies apply-we shall refuse." Oneida Nation to Gov. Trumbull, 1775
 
Sunsets and light flashes off the roofs and back into your eyes, people gather around the parade ground and settle near a red cannon.
Sunset on the parade ground.
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Did You Know?

A light blue flag with golden trim. On it stands ladies liberty and justice with a British crown beneath their feet.

The modern New York State flag was modeled after the regimental flag of the Third New York. This flag was given to these troops as a gift by Col. Peter Gansevoort for their service during the Siege of Fort Stanwix in 1777. Photo courtesy of Sons of the Revolution, Virginia Society More...