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Temple Hill.jpg
Postcard shows northwest corner of cemetery, featuring stonework and a limestone basin originally supplied by the Hartman or "Fountain" farm on Groveland Road. It was built sometime shortly after 1886.

Geneseo-Sewer-1902--North-Main.jpg
Detail from 1902 map of Geneseo shows sewer line following the course of a creek at north Main Street, calling into question whether a tunnel really was for the purposes of the Underground Railroad

Valley-Sunset--small.jpg
A photograph of the sun setting over the Genesee river taken from Route 63, in Geneseo, NY. The Geneseo airport and several farm buildings can be seen in this image.

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Diary- Mather1.pdf
Jennie Mather was a resident of nearby Livonia in 1867. Her voice gives us the perspective of a woman whose life was filled with “visits” to Geneseo. Through her retellings, we see Geneseo as a place of adventure, festivals, and family centered…

Diary-Fitzhugh.pdf
Alida K. Fitzhugh chronicles her time during the historic Genesee Valley Hunt from the fall of 1891-1893. She talks about multiple taverns, trails, and scenic locations in the valley and her positive experiences as she rode horses, jumped fences, and…

Photo-BuzzoMusicShop.jpg
Buzzo’s Music Shop on Main Street is an exciting stop-in for students of all musical abilities. Featuring CDs, records, guitar strings, sheet music, and most importantly, Buzzo’s wild stories, there is never a dull moment from the second you…

Interview- Aime Alden.docx
Aime Alden is woman who grew up in Geneseo, graduating from high school in 1973. She recounts growing up in a different time period and notes the changes the town has undergone over her lifetime. The oral interview was taken by Ken Cooper and…

MainStHomecoming1950s1.jpg
A black and white photo of Main Street during the 1950s.

Diary-Peabody1.docx
Sheffield Peabody was a farmer who chronicled his life in Springwater, NY between 1849 and 1914. In many ways his life was typical of his peers: he struggled to make a living at a time when American agriculture favored railroads, food processors, and…

Diary-Wiard1.pdf
Maude Wiard was a student of the Geneseo Normal School in 1908. Eccentric and silly, her diary of “Commencement Activities” from Geneseo takes us through the lifestyle of a junior student with her friends before Geneseo became a State University.…
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