The Skenandoah Boulder sits beside Route 5 in New York state, just outside of Clinton, NY. Lorna and I passed it by, but curiosity overcame us so we went back to see what it was. The boulder commemorates the last home of Skenandoah, an Oneida chief who became a friend of the settlers during the French and Indian War. Legend has it that he took corn to Valley Forge during Washington's hard winter there.
He is buried in a cemetery with a commemorative marker, not far from the site of this stone.
Such historical markers are often overlooked; many, life this one are showing signs of age and neglect, and yet this man played a large role in the early history of our country. I had not heard of him until I saw the boulder, although I was raised very near the Shenandoah River in Virginia, which supposedly was named for him. I wonder if that part of the story is true? Anyone know?