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Folks from all walks of life and in all parts of the country enjoyed parties, dancing, and balls in 19th-century America. The caption on this wood engraving, which appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1869, reads "Grand Ball Given in Honor of President…

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Winter sport on a cutter, from the popular artists Currier and Ives

Detail from an 1872 map shows the location of Sheffield Peabody's house, next to School #4

Since the 1960s, the former Light Bros. then Glen Avon Mills has been a family residence

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An excerpt from The Livingston Republican from December 1857 that shows how decisions of local court cases were broadcast to the public.

An image of the old Livingston County Courthouse, which stood 1823-1897

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Family plot located at Evergreen Cemetery, Springwater NY. On the back side of Peabody's monument is verse adapted from Thomas Jefferson's deathbed letter to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph: "Farewell my dear family adieu / The last pangs of…

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Ca. 1912 photograph of the flour mill on Conesus Creek in Littleville, NY built by Emme Light in 1878 and subsequently operated by his sons John and William. Glen Avon Mills sold several trademarked varieties of flour, including “Peerless,” “Sweet…

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Detail from F.W. Beers map Oil Creek 5

Two views of a Wadsworth grist mill located on Conesus Creek in the southern part of the town of Avon, N.Y. It was one of several mills in the area owned by the Wadsworth family of Geneseo, N.Y., beginning in the late eighteenth century.
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