ARARAT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BarbershopDru
N 43° 01.578 W 078° 53.870
17T E 671273 N 4765879
Quick Description: "I, Mordecai Manuel Noah... by the grace of God, Governor and Judge of Israel,have issued this my proclamation, announcing to the Jews throughout the world that an asylum is prepared and hereby offered to them..." (M. M. Noah, 1825)
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 8/9/2009 5:05:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM6Z62
Views: 14

Long Description:
ARARAT

Proposed site of Mordecai M.
Noah's attempt to establish a
city of refuge for the Jews
of the world on 2555 acres
of land in 1825.

A cornerstone of the proposed project was saved, moved to a mill at Whitehaven, then donated to the Buffalo-Erie County Historical Society who in turn has returned it to the Grand Island town hall.

excerpt from link:
"Major Mordecai Manuel Noah (1785-1851) was a noted American journalist, playwright, diplomat, New York politician, and Jewish advocate. In 1825 this utopian proto-Zionist proposed and planned a gathering of the world's "Israelites" to western New York state in order to establish a great city and a powerful theocracy -- for the protection and advancement of God's " chosen people." Although the goals of Noah's 1825 project was never realized, many elements of his "City of Refuge" plan for the restoration of Israel were revived, Christianized, and implemented by the early Mormons in their own attempts to build a North American "Zion." The Mormons originally planned the building of their "City of Refuge" at Independence, Missouri, but that goal was beset by various obstacles and they moved its location -- first to Kirtland Ohio, then to Nauvoo, Illinois, and finally, to Salt Lake City in Utah."

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Marker Name: ARARAT

Marker Type: Roadside

Agency: Town of Grand Island

Dedication Date: -9223372036854775808

City/Town/Village Name: Grand Island

County: Erie

Region: Niagara Frontier (Region 2)

Website: [Web Link]

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