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John Ball.jpg
Number 45 on the Burleigh map, the firm alongside the Erie Railroad dates to 1892 when John Ball (1855-1936) formed a partnership with his younger brother Thomas--who had been a principal in the firm of Ball & Donahue. Eventually their facility came…

Caledonia Timetable 1878.jpg
Number 9 on the Burleigh map, the Erie Railroad was one of four different lines passing through or near by the town of Caledonia. At the time of Burleigh's panoramic map (1892) the railroad was in dire financial straights and by the next year would…

Portage-Bridge-1.jpg
Hand-colored postcard shows the iconic iron viaduct built in 1875 after a fire destroyed the original wooden bridge earlier that year.

Genesee Gorge Series: No. 23

Middle-Falls-1.jpg
Focal point of Glen Iris area features Erie Canal viaduct in background. Photograph is notable for the Middle Falls Overlook, visible at the right side of falls, indicating a date prior to 1915.

Genesee Gorge Series: No. 11

Inspiration-Point-1.jpg
Hand-colored postcard shows Genesee River Gorge from Inspiration Point, also featuring at left the Genesee Valley Canal and in the distance the Erie Railroad's Portage viaduct.

Genesee Gorge Series No. 19

Middle-Falls.jpg
From a series titled "View on the Line of Erie Railway," this early photograph of Middle Falls shows the environmental effects of a sawmill located there. After purchasing this tract of land in 1859, William Pryor Letchworth began a long program of…

VoicesGlen_0004 (1).jpg
Illustration from anthology of poems entitled "Voices of the Glen" shows William P. Letchworth's Glen Iris estate with Upper Falls and Erie railroad viaduct in background

Portage-Bridge.jpg
Famous Erie Railroad viaduct over Upper Falls at Portage, located in present-day Letchworth State Park, accompanied W. S. Ward's essay "The Valley of the Genesee."

Erie RR Diagram--small.jpg
According to its caption, "Representing a plan of organization exhibiting the division of administrative duties, and showing the number and class of [employees], engaged in each department."
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