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LanForSale001.jpg
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…

Cohoes Falls.jpg
Watercolor and graphite composition captures the 1,000-ft. wide falls two miles upstream from where Mohawk joins the Hudson River. The name may derive from the Mohawk phrase "a canoe falling"--a wry bit of humor. According to an 1813 description, the…

RochMills001.jpg
Brown's Race, a mill-canal built in 1816 on the west side of the Genesee River near the High Halls in Rochester, N.Y., accommodated many mills, including those depicted in this drawing: Whitney Mills (Ferguson and Lewis), Mill "B" (Moseley and…

Genesee Falls front.jpg
Postcard view of waterfall in the town that is seat of government in Allegany County. Originally named Philipsville, its population grew rapidly following construction of an Erie Railroad line--pictured at left--in 1850. As of 1860 there were two…

CanalTolls001.jpg
The first paragraph of this handwritten document written by B. Boorman reads "Sir The totals of last Month (Nov.) which was put on book the beginning of this Month I do not know if you have taken act of Therefore give it below[:]
17 Bus 30 lbs…

MMOldMill1900.jpg
A photograph, looking east, of people bringing sacks of grain to a large mill in the village of Mount Morris, N.Y., for milling and/or storing. This mill appears to be located on State St., next to the mill race that crosses it there, . A 1902 map…

MillIns001.jpg
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…

McDonald Bros--cropped.jpg
Number 22 on the Burleigh map, this location housed a bank chartered by David A. and Simon W. McDonald, the latter also running an insurance business in the same building. David was primarily a miller, who during the 1880s ran the Genesee County…

Sloan--Millstones.jpg
This illustration from Eric Sloane's "Vanishing America" shows the sophisticated and aesthetically pleasing designs of hand-crafted millstones

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PaperMill1.jpg
Paper Mill Falls is the site of several early mills, including a grist (or flour) mill owned by the Wadsworth family of Geneseo, N.Y.
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