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Mt Hope Reservoir front.jpg
In 1873 work began on a water system for the city of Rochester--an earlier one had failed due to poor construction--that would draw from Hemlock Lake in Livingston County, nearly thirty miles distant. By this point the growing city of some 70,000…

Lakeville Mill front.jpg
Postcard shows view of a decrepit water wheel, almost certainly located at the outlet of Conesus Lake where it becomes Conesus Creek. If so, then the photograph shows remnants of what had been a broom-handle factory operated by L.P. West, then…

Geneseo Bridge front.jpg
At the time of this photograph wooden structure was at least 70 years old, having been constructed in 1830 by a Mt. Morris contractor named Russell Daboll. Its design was somewhat unusual in that wood was used even for the abutments upon which the…

Olean Retaining Wall 1972.jpg
Beginning June 22, 1972 slow-moving Hurricane Agnes made landfall in New York state and by the next day had deluged Southern Tier communities with heavy rains. Major rivers like the Allegheny, Genesee, and Susquehanna were many feet above flood…

Hudson Palisades small.jpg
In the summer of 1820, Wall toured the Hudson River and painted a series of watercolors that then would be etched and issued to subscribers in series of four prints. The text accompanying this images reads: "The Pallisadoes consist of a line of…

Sheep Scene front.jpg
South Park, later taking its current name of Genesee Valley Park, was one of the last designed by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted prior to his retirement. Work began in 1888, and in 1893 he suggested keeping a flock of sheep on its west…

Wellsville Refinery front.jpg
Town along the Genesee River has experienced the rise and fall of fortunes associated with extractive industries: initially lumber and tanning (using bark from hemlock trees), then the petroleum industry. In 1879 oil was discovered near…

Water Station 1972.jpg
Beginning June 22, 1972 slow-moving Hurricane Agnes made landfall in New York state and by the next day had deluged Southern Tier communities with heavy rains. Major rivers like the Allegheny, Genesee, and Susquehanna were many feet above flood…

USA outline large.jpg
This item consists of three files from an teaching atlas from England created by Rev. Edward Patteson. The first is a map of the United States, apparently not yet reflecting the Louisiana Purchase. The second is what Patteson terms a "Blank…
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