Perry, NY, Wyoming Co., 1892

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Title

Perry, NY, Wyoming Co., 1892

Description

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 came to be known for its proximity to beautiful scenery: the popular resort area of Silver Lake (pictured at top center), and the Genesee River gorge eventually constituted as Letchworth Park.

The availability of water from the Silver Lake outlet enabled a number of mills and other manufactures to be located in the town. Like many of its neighbors, Perry also had a salt mining company (under various names between 1886 and 1909).

Creator

Burleigh Litho.
Norris, George E.

Publisher

George E. Norris

Date

1892

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804p.pm010980

Format

jpeg, 1.9 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

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Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

38 x 57 cm