Port Byron Marks Special Places in History

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This article originally appeared on The Citizen website.

What do Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train and a Bible he once owned, a noted Mormon church leader who founded Salt Lake City, and a mincemeat company have in common?

All were commemorated with four roadside markers officially unveiled Saturday in Port Byron.

The markers – two in the village triangle, one on a roadside and the other in a village park – were purchased through the assistance of the Syracuse-based Pomeroy Foundation, which finances such commemorations with historic plaques, but only after extensive documentation is presented and verified.

History buffs and village officials gathered at the village hall for a formal presentation, which featured the history nuggets related to the plaques as well as the stories of how they came to be. Read more...