Congrats winner of Game 16

May 31, 2009
Well done! Sunday's are always or will be easy. Good job for guessing the location Stony Point, NY.

During the American Revolution, the King’s Ferry in Stony Point linked New York and the southern colonies with New England; it was used many times by George Washington’s Continental Army, and in 1781 Washington's French allies used it on their way to the Battle of Yorktown.

The Stony Point Battlefield, just north of Stony Point, marks the July 1779 Battle of Stony Point in which General "Mad" Anthony Wayne earned his nickname leading 1,350 Continental Army troops in a surprise attack against the 544 man British garrison at Stony Point. The Americans were unable to hold the fort for more than a few days.

The economy of the town increased upon the rediscovery of limestone deposits in the 19th Century.The town of Stony Point was founded in 1865 from the northern part of the town of Haverstraw and was the last town created in the county.

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