Shortsville, NY, 1892

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Title

Shortsville, NY, 1892

Description

Named after the miller Theophilus Short, this small village of perhaps 800 seems to have been using this map in an aspirational way: by visualizing itself as a place to which more businesses and people would locate. The main appeal was its situation alongside Flint Creek--outlet for Canandaigua Lake--and the water power that delivered for manufacturing. The map shows a wheel works, drill factory, paper mill, planing mill. A branch of the New York Central & Hudson River Rail Road also passes through town. The panorama is looking roughly southwest.

Creator

Burleigh Litho

Publisher

Burleigh Litho, Troy NY

Date

1892

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804s.pm006332

Format

jpeg, 1.6 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

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Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

51 x 67 cm