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  • Collection: Mills of Genesee Valley

Light's Mill@2x.jpg
Real-photo postcard shows a mill site alongside Conesus Creek where Emme Light rebuilt after a fire had destroyed an earlier one named "Glen Avon." He retained that name, and became well known for his trademarked varieties of flour: Peerless, Sweet…

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A handbill published by Matthew Brown, Jr. advertising property for sale near the High Falls of the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y. Among these are a "merchant flouring mill, in good order for business" and a triphammer forge/mill, all located on a…

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Detail from David H. Burr's "Map of the County of Livingston" shows the location of five different mills via icon. Captions have been added to identify their names.

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Beginning in the late 18th century, Conesus Creek and other waterways near Avon provided mechanical power for a variety of milling functions

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This GIS map was created to support the Dansville Ever-Green map, itself an experiment to recover historical knowledge for the purposes of envisioning a bioregional economy & culture. Its premise is to draw a 50-mile radius around the town of…

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Located on Conesus Creek in the village of Avon, NY this has been a mill site since the 18th century. The current structure dates to 1868.

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An original copy of an insurance policy (including receipt) purchased from the Ontario and Livingston Mutual Insurance Company by James Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.Y. on "His Custom Flouring Mill" in Livingston County, N.Y. (probably on Conesus Creek in…

GilbertMillsFront.jpg
Primitive painting by D. Sterner provides a nineteenth-century view of Gilbert Mills on North Avon Rd. in the town of Avon, N.Y. The grist mill, built in 1808, and other buildings on the property were purchased in the 1950s and renovated and restored…

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Grist, or flour, mill in the village of Mount Morris, N.Y., situated next to the mill race, which flows beneath the arch of a stone bridge across State St. A 1902 map indicates that it is the Galbraith Mill, built approximately where the Humphrey…
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