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Genesee River Gorge: Geology

 
 
Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 25, 2012
1. Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker
Inscription.
Post-glacial erosion has exposed the geologic history of Rochester extending back hundreds of millions of years.
During the past 12,000 years the Genesee River has cut and shaped the underlying bedrock to form Rochester's gorge and three falls. The section of bedrock exposed in the gorge below the Bausch Memorial Bridge is Silurian age and was deposited approximately 430 million years ago.

The High Falls is approximately 90 feet high, Middle Falls is about 20 feet high and the Lower Falls is about 110 feet high. The combined vertical drop of the three falls exceeds that of Niagara Falls.
 
Location. 43° 9.945′ N, 77° 37.204′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Smith Street mile from Lake Ave, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Genesee River Gorge: Industrial & Urban Development (a few steps from this marker); Genesee River Gorge: Centuries of Conflict in Pleasant Valley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Genesee River Gorge: 20,000 Years in the Making (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Genesee Brew House Building

Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 25, 2012
2. Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); On this site stood the Standard Brewing Company's main Brewery Building. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pont de Rennes Pedestrian Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Welcome to the High Falls (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morning of February 18, 1861 (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker as seen facing East image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 25, 2012
3. Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker as seen facing East
Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker as seen facing West image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 25, 2012
4. Genesee River Gorge: Geology Marker as seen facing West
Genesee River Gorge image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 25, 2012
5. Genesee River Gorge
Bausch Bridge Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 25, 2012
6. Bausch Bridge Memorial Marker
This marker is located on the concrete element my bike is leaning on. It's content makes it a memorial marker, and thus not qualified for the HMDB, but I figured people might notice it in the photos, so I included it to satisfy curiosity.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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