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Portage Dam 1--medium.jpg
Beginning in 1890, recurring attempts were made to construct a dam in the Genesee River gorge so as to control flooding in the city of Rochester and generate electricity. After failed efforts at Mt. Morris, in 1896 attention turned to a site at…

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Executive Secretary of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society created map immediately following William P. Letchworth's gift of his Glen Iris estate to New York. It reflected "certain new drives designed to give greater accessibility…

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Shot at Letchworth State Park in Castile, New York using DJI Phantom 3. If you enjoyed please like & subscribe!

Special thanks to Roland Beck, General Park Manager for New York State Parks Genesee Region for making this video…

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Legal proceedings in the Monroe County Surrogate Court evaluated, for the purposes of taxation, Mr. Harmon's real estate, personal property, and outstanding creditors. This document provides a glimpse into the financial life of a successful farmer of…

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Full title of the map is "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, la Floride, la Virginie, Pensilvanie, Caroline, Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvelle Yorck, l'Isle de Terre Neuve, la Louisiane, et le cours de la riviere de Misisipi." The title turns out to be…

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Drone photograph views Trappist Monastery, founded in 1951, occupies about a dozen acres on its main grounds.

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Two photographs taken by Martha Blow Wadsworth (wife of Herbert Wadsworth) show the building of a dam to power a mill at Ashantee, roughly where Littleville Road crosses Conesus Creek. The captions read: "Upper side of dam at Ashantee in process of…

Corn Festival.mp3
The following are five separate historical accounts of leisure time activities that happened in Avon New York. They range from going to the movies, to participating in community events.

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Contemporary photograph of the now-vacant Avon movie theater. It was built at the end of the silent movie era, in 1930s Avon New York.

Feeley Tape 2 - 4_6_16, 12.39 PM.mp3
This is a collection of several clips from tapes that were recorded in the Avon Historical Society
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