Warsaw, NY, 1885

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Title

Warsaw, NY, 1885

Description

Bird's eye view looking northwest shows the rapidly growing town of 3,200 located along Oatka Creek. Founded in 1803 from the Holland Purchase tract, agriculture followed the clearing of timber and by the later 19th century the town's economy was a mix of farming, milling, manufactures, and (most recently) salt mining. Burleigh uses great ingenuity to depict five different salt mines on his panorama, located along the two main railroads passing through Warsaw.

Also notable are the town's three different different newspapers, an early gas works (founded in 1859), and a large union free school.

Creator

L.R. Burleigh

Publisher

L.R. Burleigh, Troy NY
Beck & Pauli

Date

1885

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Library of Congress Geography and Map Division http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.gmd/g3804w.pm006500

Format

jpeg, 1.8 MB

Type

Bird's eye view

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Bird's eye view

Physical Dimensions

30 x 71 cm