Geneva, NY, 1893

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Title

Geneva, NY, 1893

Description

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 northern end of Seneca Lake was located near the junction of land and water trade routes; British colonists recognized its strategic value and built a fort here that later was destroyed during the Sullivan campaign in 1779.

This map shows a diverse economy with strong emphasis upon manufacturing, an orientation that persisted well into the 20th century. Inset at lower right we see an historical view of the village as envisioned in 1836.

Creator

Burleigh Litho

Publisher

Burleigh Litho

Date

1893

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804g.pm020160

Format

jpeg, 760 KB
jpeg, 2.1 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

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Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

39 x 77 cm