Lawrence the Indian. He’s a pretty good dude, I guess. He stands guard over Arthur’s and the North end of Ferry St. leading to the Mohawk River. The statue is named after a member of the Mohawk tribe, and is a tribute to the Mohawks, who helped rebuild Schenectady into a booming fur-trading post (and future G.E. dumping ground) after a bunch of pesky Frenchies and Algonquin Indians burned it to the ground in 1690 and ran off to Quebec with the 27 survivors as prisoners. Bastards.


~ by bojangles on November 19, 2004.

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