Construction work begins on Tuscarora Heroes siteby jmaloni
On Wednesday, construction crews began clearing brush from "the triangle," the park area across from Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard that will be home to the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. The Historical Association of Lewiston, the organization spearheading this project, says the memorial will be the largest War of 1812 bicentennial tribute in the U.S. Its purpose is to pay respect to the Tuscarora Nation, whose members bravely saved the lives of Lewiston residents when the British invaded in 1813.
On Thursday, northern white pine trees were planted and serve to honor the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.
HAL has a webcam in place to chart the construction work at Center Street and Portage Road. Readers can find it online at http://historiclewiston.org/tuscaroraheroeswebcam.html. The Tuscarora Heroes Monument will be unveiled on Thursday, Dec. 19.