Pembroke Travel Plaza NYS Thruway
Posted by: beckisc
N 43° 00.717 W 078° 19.745
17T E 717665 N 4765604
Quick Description: This rest stop is located on I90 eastbound in Corfu, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/15/2010 3:57:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMAAW3
The Pembroke Travel Plaza is located I90 eastbound between exits 48A and 48 at mile post 397.
Highway Number: I90
Common Name for the Highway: New York State Thruway
Highway Access Direction: East
Rest Area Name: Pembroke Travel Plaza
Picnic tables, phones, several toy grabber machines - one near the bathrooms and more in the main restaurant area, penny smasher, gift shop with food items, A+ Mini Mart, history kiosk, tourism info (seasonal), ATM, farm market (seasonal)
Tim Hortons, Villa Pizza (seasonal), Checkers
The Holland Purchase (blue plaque)
The Holland Land Company was organized by six banking firms in The Netherlands to purchase the unsettled land of western New York State. Their agent, Theophile Cazenove, in 1792-93 bought more than three million acres known as the Holland Purchase. It included the area west of the "Transit Line," located 13 miles east of here, from Lake Ontario to Pennsylvania. The purchase excluded a strip along the Niagara River and six reservations established for Indians.
Joseph Ellicott, the company's agent for more than 20 years, surveyed towns and planned roads and millsites. He laid out the city of Buffalo, promoted canal construction and dominated party politics in the area.
From its main office at Batavia, the company sold most of the purchase in 360-acre lots, exacting a small down payment. Many settlers faced difficulties in completing payments because of hardships in clearing the land and marketing farm products. Some disliked company policies and rioted against them in 1836. By 1837 the company had sold all its property.
From the Holland Purchases have been formed four counties and parts of four others, comprising 129 rural and suburban towns and 11 cities, which in 1960 had a population of more than 1,600,000.
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