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  • Tags: Letchworth State Park

Perry--medium.jpg
From a vantage point looking westward, we see the town of approximately 3,000 about a century after its first settlers began arriving following the 1797 Big Tree treaty. Incorporated in 1814, Perry initially was an agricultural area that increasingly…

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…

Hall--Letchworth Sketch small.jpg
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…

Glen Iris Stereoview--full.jpg
From a series of stereoviews entitled "Gems from Genesee River & Wyoming Valley Scenery," image depicts a popular visitor destination even prior to creation of Letchworth State Park.

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Screenshot from the popular Geocaching.com website shows the location of hidden weatherproof boxes near the Glen Iris area of Letchworth State Park. Different icons signify traditional, multistage, and "puzzle" caches--all of which combine GPS…

Middle Falls from Inspiration Point.jpg
View of Genesee gorge from Inspiration Point, southwest up the river towards Middle and Upper Falls, with the Erie Railroad viaduct visible in distance.

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

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Hand-colored postcard depicts the Upper Falls of Genese River near Portage. Usually shown with the Erie Railroad bridge, this view focuses upon the falls themselves, looking downstream.

Genesee Gorge Series: No. 22

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

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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
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