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Voices of the Glen.jpg
Illustration to a collection of poems written by visitors to William Pryor Letchworth's "Glen Iris" estate on the Geneseee River. Its composition suggests that the voice of nature itself--for example, the creek pictured--is being channeled via…

Replica of a structure built in 1874 by William Pryor Letchworth, who also supplied students with books and a melodeon. The school was used for 60 years, then torn down in 1947 before this replica was built forty years later.

Screenshot from the popular 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…

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…

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.

Letchworth Cover.jpg
Mini-postcard album features ten views of the local attraction: Middle Falls, Mt. Morris Dam, Letchworth State Park Museum, Upper Falls, Glen Iris Inn, Statue of Mary Jemison, Inspiration Point, the "Scenic Gorge of the Genesee River," Lower Falls,…

Scenic view from the northern end of present-day Letchworth State Park accompanied W. S. Ward's essay "The Valley of the Genesee."

Letchworth Bend.jpg
Picturesque view from the Highbanks area overlooking the Genesee River, toward the Mount Morris end of park

Illustration of Seneca council house, in present-day Letchworth State Park, accompanied W. S. Ward's essay "The Valley of the Genesee."

Continuing the reforestation efforts of William Pryor Letchworth after his death, an arboretum was established in 1912 that planted trees in blocks of individual species.

In the late 1920s, two maps were surveyed and executed by the Garden Club…
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