Catskill to mark visit of Revolutionary War hero

File photo Catskill will commemorate the upcoming bicentennial of Gen. Marquis de Lafayette, the American Revolutionary War hero who visited the village on his 1824-25 farewell tour.

CATSKILL — A formal dedication of the Lafayette Marker on the lawn of the Greene County Courthouse symbolic of the opening of the Lafayette Trail and commemorating the Sept. 17, 1824, visit of American Revolutionary hero Gen. Marquis de Lafayette to the village of Catskill on his 1824-25 farewell tour before leaving the United States to return to France.

The dedication ceremony is scheduled to be held 2 p.m., May 16. Julien Icher of the Lafayette Trail, Inc., will lead the dedication.

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