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  • Tags: William Pryor Letchworth

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.

Letch-Cemetery.jpg
Small plot comprised early settlers' graves, some of which originally were located on the south lawn of the Glen Iris Inn and relocated by William Pryor Letchworth.

Trees--medium.jpg
Following a tradition of memorial trees planted by William Pryor Letchworth, a planting program began in 1912. The four photos here are from blocks 1, 17, 18, and 42--all located near Inspiration Point.

Letch-School.jpg
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.

Lower Falls.jpg
Artist's sketch to accompany Mrs. E. M. Omsted's poem "The Lower Falls of the Upper Genesee at Midnight" in a collection entitled "Voices of the Glen"

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…

VoicesGlen_0004 (1).jpg
Illustration from anthology of poems entitled "Voices of the Glen" shows William P. Letchworth's Glen Iris estate with Upper Falls and Erie railroad viaduct in background

LE.2012.93  Feb 20 1908 to WPL from C.M. Dow - front.jpg
This letter, written by Dow to Letchworth, describes the initial reaction Dow and others had to a proposed reforestation project in partnership with Letchworth. Dow discusses his efforts to get in touch with people to begin making the project a…

Picture-taking 1.jpg
Part of Kodak's "picture-taking spot" series, tourist map identifies twenty scenic viewpoints for visitors, each of which was marked with an on-site marker. Often, there are explicit instructions as to composition: "When you photograph falls, include…
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