Fort Salonga as told in photos
Pictures can sometimes tell a story
better than words
Fort Salonga has a rich history and there is evidence scattered around our hamlet that tells the story. Between its founding to events that have occurred, there are signs, homes and other sights that tell of our history. Some obvious while others not quite so.
The famous bull ride
Probably the most famous story in the township of Smithtown is the story of Richard Smith and his ride, which in turn was the beginning of the formation of the township.
Smithtown (originally known as "Smithfield") was first settled circa 1665. Local legend has it that, after rescuing a Native American chief's abducted daughter, Richard Smith was told that the chief would grant title to all of the land Smith could encircle in one day "on a bull".
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