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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
Statue of Tekakwitha

[This information is from Vol. I, p. 284 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Statue of Tekakwitha.

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Photo: Tekakwitha

"The Lily of the Mohawks" — whose saintly character has made her a prominent figure in the history of the Roman Catholic Church in America. From the statue unveiled at the Auriesville Shrine in 1923. She was baptized at the Castle of Caughnawaga, about one mile west of Fonda.

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