Bird's Eye View, Ulysses, PA

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Title

Bird's Eye View, Ulysses, PA

Description

Postcard shows township located in Potter County, formed in 1804 and so remote that as of the 1830s one gazetteer wrote: "So little indeed is the county known or visited, that its very representatives in the assembly have scarce traversed it" (Gordon). Near this location are the headwaters of three major rivers: the Genesee, the Allegheny, and the Susquehanna. Or put another way, water from here flows to the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Gulf of Mexico, and Chesapeake Bay.

The image on this postcard in all likelihood was created first as a panoramic map, wholly or partially funded by citizens wanting to advertise the community as a commercial destination. In the years since, however, population has remained sparse and Ulysses is better known for its white supremicist activities.

Source consulted: Thomas Francis Gordon, A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania (T. Belknap, 1832): 385.

Publisher

H.K. Lane, Ulysses PA

Date

1900-1915

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 783 KB

Type

Still image

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Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5 in.

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