Taken on 06/29/06 Pillbox According to the
Historical Society's website; an 860+ acre rifle range on Stony
Point was built in the 1880's for Army training for soldiers at Madison
Barracks and Fort Ontario (Oswego). Practice firing was out over
1925 the range was used for anti-aircraft practice and the Army built
the "pillboxes" shown in these photos, later a concrete road was
built to the range and in 1946 the practice range was declared surplus
and the land sold.
Taken on 06/29/06 Another
Pillbox From an account (from the Watertown
Daily Times) by Mr. Amos C. "Andy" Cambron, who had been stationed at
the "pillboxes" sometime in the early 1940's. Soldiers would
practice by using machine guns mounted on vehicles to shoot at sleeve
targets towed by airplanes and spotters manned the pillboxes to warn
the practicing gunners of any boats nearby. Thanks
to Kurt H. for the reference.
4/9/13 roblgabe2013 writes: "There are many of these all over the U.S.
There was one on the end of Presqile(SP?) Beach State Park, Eire, PA,
back in the early seventies. It's probably gone now as they have made
some improvments since. There would have been a urinal on each end of
07/??/97, picture submitted
by Rita Mill
in Rossie More photos of this mill also on page 4
A link on the history of Rossie and the mills is
M. tells us - "This photo is actually of the Grist Mill in Rossie. It
was built around 1825. Recently the upper most portion of the mill was
taken down for safety reasons however, the archway that runs through
the building remains intact." Linda
M. writes that "This pic is the ruins of the old Melrose Grist Mill in
Melrose writes "My grandfather, Robert Melrose owned this mill from the
mid 1870s untill 1916. Previous to that he owned the grist mill
in Philadelphia N.Y."
A. writes: "I noticed that this house is now gone." Frederick C: "This looks
like the former Miller farm and residence. Other buildings were a barn,
garage/slaughter house, and farm managers home. Mr. Miller owned a
butcher shop on Arsenal Street. When I visited the site in 1999
the house was the only building standing."
F. writes: "I am interested in purchasing this property. Does anyone
know how to get a hold of the owners?" On
11/11/12 dibbus1987 writes "My Mom is a Tryon and she went to this
school until 8th grade!"