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Genesee Falls in Wyoming County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910

 
 
William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
1. William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker
Inscription.  Inspiration Point is rich in history and natural splendor. The spectacular view was once enjoyed by the Seneca Indians and by Mary Jemison, the White Woman of the Genesee.

Upon arrival of the pioneers in the early 1800's, the falls and forests were valued for their power and utility, not their natural beauty.

William P. Letchworth came to the valley in 1859, and started to restore the land to its original beauty. The State accepted his gift of 1000 acres in 1907, and upon his death in 1910, Letchworth State Park was born.
 
Erected by Lions International.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansParks & Recreational AreasSettlements & SettlersWomen. In addition, it is included in the Mary Jemison - White Woman of the Genessee series list.
 
Location. 42° 35.306′ N, 78° 2.023′ W. Marker is in Genesee Falls, New York, in Wyoming County. Marker can be reached from Park Road. Marker is on the grounds of Letchworth State

William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
2. William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker
View towards Inspiration Point.
Park on a paved path off of the Inspiration Point parking lot. Inspiration Point is at the southern end of the park, north of the Glen Iris Inn and the Council Grounds access road. 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. Hornby Lodge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pages of Geologic Time (about 300 feet away); Seh-Ga-Hun-Da (about 300 feet away); Glacial History (about 300 feet away); Genesee Valley Canal (about 500 feet away); First New York Dragoons / 136th New York Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); Camp Portage (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Parade Ground (approx. 0.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  William Pryor Letchworth - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
3. William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker
Approach from the parking lot. Marker at right facing path.
William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
4. William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker
Towards parking lot.
William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
5. William Pryor Letchworth 1823 - 1910 Marker
From the Inspiration Point parking lot, walk to the break at the far left. Look well and notice the fence at left pivots away from the lot.
Sign for Inspiration Point along the main Park Road image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 24, 2014
6. Sign for Inspiration Point along the main Park Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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