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Indian-Landing.jpg
1829 map depicts at bottom center the primary water access to Genesee Valley from Lake Ontario, via Irondequoit Bay (here mislabeled as "Teoronto"). Nearby was the early colonial settlement of Tryon. At top center, a ferry route is indicated across…

Emmons 1846.jpeg
Divides the state of New York, as well as neighboring states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont, into six distinct agricultural zones.

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…

Buffalo Rochester Pittsburgh.jpg
Map from the company's 1897 annual report shows the extent of this primarily industrial railroad, whose main purpose was to deliver coal from Pennsylvania mines to the industrial cities of Rochester and Buffalo. From the latter location, coal could…

Dansville--500 Miles.jpg
Bullseye map for a railroad promotional brochure reads; "Dansville is within 500 miles of 3/4 the population of Canada and 1/2 the population of the United States"

2012 Farm Acreage.tiff
Based upon data from the 2012 USDA "Agriculture Census" for New York state, this map shows how the counties of Orleans, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne all retain valuable farmland that is in danger of being lost through unmindful…

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…

Indian Episodes--small.jpg
Profusely illustrated historical map of important Native American locations, persons, events, practices, and legends. Even the most catastrophic aspects of colonial contact, like the Sullivan Campaign of 1779 and the Buffalo Treaty of 1838, are…

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…

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…
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