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Friendship--medium.jpg
Located at the confluence of the North, West, and South branches of Van Campen Creek, this community had earned the name "Bloody Corners" due to violence. In 1815 it renamed itself Friendship, economically supported by farming and lumber but…

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…

Le-Canada,-ou-Nouvelle-France.jpg
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…

Rochester--medium.jpg
Detailed map of former Erie Canal boomtown reflects its growth into a large city half a century later. Looking north, from Highland Park, we can trace the Genesee River to Lake Ontario. Several features from Rochester's earliest days still are…

Niagara Falls--med.jpg
By the 1880s Niagara Falls was a very popular tourist destination, thanks to the availability of railroad transportation to its spectacular falls. A number of viewpoints and activities are shown on the map, including a dicey-looking elevator ride…

Town-of-Caledonia--1872.jpg
F. W. Beers map shows streams, roads & railroads, subdivisions, schools & school districts, and principal landowners. The image resolution is intended for web viewing rather than reproduction.

Geneva--small.jpeg
At the time of this bird's eye view, the city of Geneva was one of the most important population centers in the Finger Lakes--as indicated by the 99 different points listed on Lucien R. Burleigh's map. The Seneca village of Kanadaseaga at the…

LeRoy--medium.jpg
Looking roughly to the east, bird's eye view shows Oatka Creek winding through town of 5,000 as of 1890--the second largest in Genesee County after Batavia. First settled in 1793, Le Roy was created in 1812 from a portion of the Caledonia land…

Caledonia-Aerial--small.jpg
Aerial panorama of Caledonia, NY was published by Burleigh Litho of Troy, NY. According to John William Reps, Lucien R. Burleigh was responsible—whether as artist or publisher—for some 228 lithographic city views (it is possible, even likely that the…
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