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DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) House, Fort Plain, NY

The DAR House was built by Isaac Paris, Jr. It was used as a trading post and home. It was built with some wood from the Governor Clarke House. At one time, the Otsquago Creek ran through the bottom of the hill. That made it easier for transportation close to the DAR House.

When the Revolutionary War ended, people from farther west in the state came to Isaac Paris, Jr. They explained that due to the damage done to their crops by the war, there was nothing to eat. He transported goods to them. In return, the people gave him some goods of another kind. When their town was incorporated, they named it "Paris."

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