Mrinella 10/06 Early New York State and Wayne County By Michael Rinella, Revised for Marion Elementary- 10/06
Red Jacket • Seneca leader who did not want to sell Iroquois land to the Holland Land Company.
The Old Pre-Emption Line was an imaginary line that originally separated New York and Massachusetts.
Anthony Wayne • A famous Revolutionary War hero • Wayne County is named in his honor, even though he never lived here
drumlin • A hill, running north to south, which was formed by deposits from a glacier
potash • The remains of burnt wood ash, which was used to make soap and fertilizer. • This was one of Wayne County’s first industries.
For many years, Lyons was famous for manufacturing peppermint oil.
De Witt Clinton • New York Governor who supported the building of the Erie Canal.
“Clinton’s Ditch” • Named after Governor Clinton • Another name for the Erie Canal
packet • A small canal boat which was usually used for carrying passengers.
Susan B. Anthony • Abolitionist and women’s rights leader who lived in Rochester
Abolitionist • A person who believed that slavery should be ended completely
The “Underground Railroad” was a group of people who helped enslaved African Americans escape to freedom before the Civil War.
Important changes in transportation • The steamboat was invented in 1807. • The packet boat was invented in 1825. • The locomotive was invented in 1831.
The changes in transportation affected Wayne County greatly, because... • More transportation= People could now go places where they couldn’t go before when there were no roads.
The changes in transportation affected Wayne County greatly, because... • Population increase= more people came into the areas to settle along the waterways.
The changes in transportation affected Wayne County greatly, because... • Increased business= more goods and passengers could be moved more easily, quickly and cheaply
The changes in transportation affected Wayne County greatly, because... • Increased business= People traveling from town to town spent money in the towns they visited