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East Esplanade.jpg
Held in Buffalo, NY, the wonders of Niagara Falls electricity were shown via 240,000 lightbulbs

Scheme for the application of steam engines to agriculture was deemed by the editors of "The Genesee Farmer" to be "more poetry than practice." Surreal as it appears to be, except for the rail lines modern planting and harvesting use very similar…

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

Oil Creek 1.jpg
Collection of five maps shows in detail the buildings, oil companies, properties, and notable wells of America's first oil boom. The series begins with Oil City, a major depot on the Allegheny River, and moves (north) upstream toward Titusville.

Hyde & Egbert Farm alongside the creek shows derricks, pipes leading to wooden tubs, and the many barrels required to transport oil downstream to Oil City on the Allegheny River. Farm was the location of the "Jersey," "Maple Shade," and "Coquet"…

Peabody gravestone.jpg
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…

Homesteading in the Oklahoma Territory and separated from his Springwater, NY family, Peabody sat for this photograph taken on December 29, 1894. He would have been 64 years old.

Records of wages paid by Peabody for help on his farm

Sheffield's journey home.JPG
This map was made to show the approximate route that Sheffield Peabody traveled in 1889 to Oklahoma territory.

Telephone Hand Book.jpg
T.S. Baldwin's "Practical Telephone Hand Book" was one of many introducing the new technology to Americans
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