GENESEO — A Long Point Park advocate is seeking to obtain a historical designation through the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for the Conesus Lake Phantom Indian by Colonel S. Tooey.
On Thursday night, Lore DiSalvo presented the Geneseo Town Board a proof of the proposed sign that would mark the park as part of the ‘Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program.’ The tale of the ‘Phantom Indian’ is of one that has been told for over 150 years of an Indian that roams the lake in birch bark canoe.
“Folklore is an expression of our common past, yet it draws attention to what is unique about our community,” says the grant site that would cover the costs for the sign. “Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend.”
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has partnered with the New York Folklore Society to launch a new grant program to promote cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore as part of New York’s history.