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Scrapbook on dedication of Father Isaac Jogues Memorial, Lake George

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Joseph J Early compiled and presented to the Governor and Legislature this scrapbook at the dedication of the Father Isaac Joques Memorial in 1939. It contains clippings, photographs, brochures, and other items relating to Joques' career and the dedication of his memorial at Fort George State Park.
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0.5 cu. ft.(1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1936-1939
Series Number:
L0008

Administrative History

Father Isaac Jogues was a Jesuit missionary to the Iroquois, and in 1646 was the first white man to see Lake George. He was killed by the Mohawk Indians later the same year, and was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1930. The Laws of 1936, Chapter 870, set up a Temporary State Commission to select an appropriate site on Lake George for erecting a monument in honor of Father Jogues.

Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook was compiled by Joseph J. Early, and presented by him to the Governor and Legislature on the occasion of the dedication of the Father Isaac Jogues Memorial in 1939. The scrapbook contains clippings, photographs, brochures, and other items relating to the career of Father Jogues and the dedication of the memorial to him at Fort George State Park. (The park is now called the Lake George Battlefield Park.)

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