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    Gypsyheart~ Queen of Rust

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    Hemlock NY ............General Sullivan's Gold

    Persistent of the sparsely settled hills is the belief in buried treasure, hidden it is alleged, by General Sullivan's officers, while crossing the narrow ridge northwest of the lake as a precautionary measure against being captured by the Indians. Sporadic fits of digging extended over a period of a century and a half have yeilded nothing, however, in the way of silver and gold.

    Pioneer settler of the Hemlock area was Phillip Short who came in 1790. There followed a steady migration from New England to this lush country of the Genesee as all of western New York was originally termed. Settlers located at first at the foot of the lake and along the outlet. Saw mills went up and from the immense lumber output grew Hemlock's soubriquet, "Slab City."

    The first grist mill in the area was built in 1795 on the site of the present Beam mill. Stones for these crude mills were brought, it is claimed, by sailing vessels from France free of charge as ballast to the ships. The Sullivan marker which stands near the foot of the lake was formed partly from these original millstones as a means of preservation.
    http://www.wemett.net/hemlock/whats_in_a_name.html
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    I go a great distance,while some are considering whether they will start today or tomorrow

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    us
    Dec 2006
    upstate N.Y.
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    Re: Hemlock NY ............General Sullivan's Gold

    Thanks for the link Gypsy ! Looks like a great spot to look into. Full of great history and close to home !

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    Feb 2009
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    Re: Hemlock NY ............General Sullivan's Gold

    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy Heart
    Persistent of the sparsely settled hills is the belief in buried treasure, hidden it is alleged, by General Sullivan's officers, while crossing the narrow ridge northwest of the lake as a precautionary measure against being captured by the Indians. Sporadic fits of digging extended over a period of a century and a half have yeilded nothing, however, in the way of silver and gold.

    Pioneer settler of the Hemlock area was Phillip Short who came in 1790. There followed a steady migration from New England to this lush country of the Genesee as all of western New York was originally termed. Settlers located at first at the foot of the lake and along the outlet. Saw mills went up and from the immense lumber output grew Hemlock's soubriquet, "Slab City."

    The first grist mill in the area was built in 1795 on the site of the present Beam mill. Stones for these crude mills were brought, it is claimed, by sailing vessels from France free of charge as ballast to the ships. The Sullivan marker which stands near the foot of the lake was formed partly from these original millstones as a means of preservation.
    http://www.wemett.net/hemlock/whats_in_a_name.html
    Thanks for the info Gypsy-I live near there and ice-fish the lake all the time. Looks like I had better poke around there before the snow flys too. They now have a summer festival there, they call it "Slab City Days"

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    us
    Jan 2010
    Conesus NY
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    Re: Hemlock NY ............General Sullivan's Gold

    I would do some serious checkin' before detectin'!!!! The area surrounding the lake would be a relic hunters dream but it's all protected lands. Some of it federally.

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    Historian

    Jul 2003
    Honeoye Falls, NY (Fingerlakes Area)
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    Still looking for it!!

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    us
    Sep 2009
    Southern tier of New York
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    Many of the soldiers under Generals Sullivan and Clinton came back and settled in central/western NY. One would think that it would've been recovered by them.
    Or maybe that's the real reason they stayed and not just because they thought it was beautiful land!

 

 

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