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Detailed map of former Erie Canal boomtown reflects its growth into a large city half a century later. Looking north, from Highland Park, we can trace the Genesee River to Lake Ontario. Several features from Rochester's earliest days still are…

Detail from road map shows the emerging U.S. interstate system, including the newly designated New York State Thruway.

Flood 1865--Rochester
Photograph of an earlier photograph shows Genesee River flood waters level with the aqueduct, while a canal boat makes the crossing.

Among the ten scenes for Rochester's Centennial in 1934, the third took viewers back to 1829 and the daredevil's fateful leap from High Falls. Two views of the scene appear here: a photograph from the souvenir program, and portion of the program…

The North American Hotel, Rochester.jpg
Scan of an 1891 photograph of the North American Hotel in Rochester, NY.

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…

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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