Sullivans army passed directly through this area en route to Conesus. A monument is constructed of local stone from old gristmills and contains Indian relics.
The vicinity of the Sullivan's army set up camp on Sunday evening, September 12, 1779. The monument sits on a small boulevard at the intersection of Rt. 15 and Foote's Corners Road overlooking Conesus Lake to the west.
This is where Sullivan's army built a bridge to cross.
This is the site where hundreds of Indians and Tories ambushed Lt. Thomas Boyd's scouting party. On Monday, September 13, 1779, at least 15 soldiers and an Indian guide were slain and several escaped. Lt. Boyd and Michael Parker were captured and taken to Little Beard's Town in Cuylerville. In 1901 a fourteen foot granite monument was erected to honor the soldiers.
Former site of Little Beard's Town, the largest Seneca village in Western New York. The tortured and mutilated bodies of Lt. Boyd and Michael Parker were discovered Tuesday, September 15, 1779 when Sullivan's army arrived to burn the village and fields of crops. There are two monuments at this site in honor of Boyd and Parker.
Folklore surrounds this ancient bur oak standing over 70 feet high and over 250 years old. The landmark tree acquired it's nickname early in the 19th century as the tree that Boyd and Parker were tied and burned at the stake. In 1779 however, the tree would have been a mere sapling.