Monday, June 7, 2010

June 7

June 7, 1825: General Lafayette of France stops in Rochester to receive local revolutionary war veterans at Silvius Hoard's tavern. Lafayette, who served the Continental Army under George Washington during the American Revolution, was touring the United States at the request of president Monroe in commemoration of the nation's upcoming 50th anniversary.

Historical Marker - Downtown Rochester

Sources and Further Reading 
Location:43.155350,-77.61255  (view in Google Maps)

Lafayette: Hero of the American Revolution

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