Near Castile in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The far distant valley between Portageville and Nunda, was carved by the Genesee River before the beginning of the ice age.
The middle distant valley, where Lee's Landing is located, was initially formed before the last glacial period. It was recaptured by the present river.
The 10,000-year-old canyon below you is one of the most recent detours of the river. It proved to be too rugged and remote for the early logging operations.
Erected by Letchworth State Park.
Location. 42° 35.255′ N, 78° 1.995′ W. Marker is near Castile, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Park Road 1½ miles from Denton Corners Road (County Route 38). Marker is located Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Castile NY 14427, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pages of Geologic Time (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 (about 300 feet away); Hornby Lodge (about 400 feet away); Seh-Ga-Hun-Da (about 400 feet away); Genesee Valley Canal (about 700 feet away); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camp Portage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Parade Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castile.
Also see . . . Letchworth State Park. (Submitted on December 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 3, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.