Uncle Sam's House
January 03. 2014 3:56PM
Marker Number: 35
Name and date established: Mason 1966
Description: Nearby stands the boyhood home of Samuel Wilson (1766 to 1854) who was generally known as "Uncle Sam". He supplied beef to the Army in 1812. The brand on his barrel was "U.S." The transition from U.S. to Uncle Sam followed and became the popular symbol for the United States.
Location: Located on Route 123, about .5 miles south of Mason village.