Hanover Bicentennial markers project completed

OBSERVER Staff Report

HANOVER – A major component of the Hanover Bicentennial celebration has been the installation of five New York state historical markers. This important project, which began in 2008, was planned and executed by Vince Martonis, Hanover historian. Martonis was able to secure private donations to cover about half of the cost of the five-year project.

The first marker honored George F. Abbott, noted Broadway director/producer, and is located on Route 39 in the village of Forestville in front of Cave’s convenient store.

The second marker noted an American Revolution event which involved Hanover. This marker is located at the Hanover Boat Launch in Sunset Bay.

The third marker was installed to highlight the gifted Mormon leader James J. Strang. The location is at the intersection of King and Dennison roads.

Marker number four was placed to honor that illustrious historian and archaeologist Everett R. Burmaster of Irving. It is located at the intersection of Buffalo Road and routes 5 and 20 in Irving.

The final marker was installed this past October to commemorate The Lincoln Maple. It is located in Balltown near the intersection of Allegany and Mackinaw roads.

Each marker event was accompanied by an issue of The Hanover Historical. Anyone wishing any of these five important issues may contact the historian at 985-4141 or to have them emailed or mailed.