The Hanover 200th celebration continues with the unveiling of the fifth in a series of five New York state historical markers on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. This marker commemorates The Lincoln Maple, a tree which was planted by the children of the Balltown School after Lincoln was assassinated in 1865. The tree is located in front of the 1820 schoolhouse near the intersection of Allegany and Mackinaw roads. The marker was fully funded by private donations. Donors and anyone interested are invited to attend the unveiling. Previous Hanover 200th markers commemorated Broadway great George Abbott of Forestville, a Hanover American Revolution event, Hanover resident King James J. Strang of the Mormons, and historian Everett R. Burmaster of Irving. Hanover Historian Vince Martonis is pictured next to the tree.
Hanover Historian Vince Martonis is pictured next to the tree.