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Historic marker replaced

PORT HENRY A newly-restored Meacham House Historic Site Marker was unveiled at the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Unions Port Henry branch Oct. 16. The Meacham House that originally sat on the TFCUs Port Henry branch property was built in the early 1800s, but has been gone for many years. The original Meacham Houses significance is commemorated with an official historic marker, which has now been restored; an effort spearheaded by Peter Reale, a TFCU board director. Hundreds of historic site markers were erected in the early part of the 20th Century to designate locations of cultural significance. The marker, which is made of cast iron, had deteriorated over time, said Reale. During the site work for the new branch, we removed it from its location in order to appropriately restore it. It was sandblasted, and repainted with the specified New York State yellow and blue paint colors. The Credit Union is glad to contribute the refurbished sign in the spirit of community involvement. Joan Daby, town of Moriah/village of Port Henry historian, was on hand to celebrate the markers restoration. The Meacham House marker is one of 14 state markers in our historically-rich town. said Daby. It is terrific to see these types of projects undertaken just as we are about to celebrate the town of Moriahs bicentennial in 2008. The unveiling served as a highlight of TFCUs International Credit Union Week celebration. For more information about New York State Historic Markers, visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/historicmarkers. For information about the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, visit www.tfcunow.com, or call 585-6725.

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